Question about Maytag Dryers

1 Answer

I have Maytag model no. MDG6200AWW. I think it is about 7 years old. It has a gas leak inside the dryer, the gas company said and the smell was really bad. Is it worth getting repaired?

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Brigadier General:

    An expert that has over 10,000 points.

  • Master
  • 8,619 Answers

Hi


Thanks for using FixYa. It seems an issue with the gas valve, burner and/or coils going bad and should be replaced. It really depends on the service charge; you might have to pay around $200-$300 (including labor) depending on the parts that are replaced so I'll say it really depends on you what you need to do. Please accept the solution if the issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance.

Thanks

Rylee

Posted on Oct 11, 2010

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Gas smell in maytag dryer


You have a gas leak from the gas valve being faulty. DO NOT use the dryer until you have replaced the valve! I have been doing appliance repair for 15 years and I have seen 7 homes that have burned down due to this very same problem. Please don't use the dryer! Here is the new gas valve to order.
Keep me posted!

Nov 05, 2012 | Maytag Neptune MDG5500AW Gas Dryer

1 Answer

Hi, i have a maytag dryer( model mdg7600aww). It works fine but every time that i use it, it smells like gas. i checked all the gas lines and found no leaks. is there something else that can cause it to...


Hi,
Yes... when the ignitor gets weak and does not work right you can also get the gas smell...change the ignitor and the gas smell will go away because the ignition will be better and smoother...

heatman101

Sep 05, 2011 | Maytag MDG7600AW Gas Dryer

2 Answers

Gas smell inside maytag neptune gas dryer


gas has an oderant added to it and in your dryer in the cool down it allows most of the gas to be removed.if you smell gas when the dryer is off and empty, then you have a gas leak.thanks karl

Jan 14, 2010 | Maytag Neptune MDG5500AW Gas Dryer

2 Answers

Maytag gas dryer MDG6400AWW heats up for 2 minutes and that's it everything else runs. and twice I smelled gas when I opened the dryer door. the timer was replaced 2 years ago. Is there another problem?


turn gas off to dryer. For safety it is best not to wait get your gas company to find leak(i don't think they charge for that)if it is at the control valve you should take the screws that hold the coils down out.Remove coils and rubber O rings and replace all with new ones it comes as a kit

Aug 19, 2009 | Maytag Neptune MDG5500AW Gas Dryer

1 Answer

Internal gas leak with Maytag Neptune Dryer.


start the dryer,go outside where it vents if you smell gas outside and only smell it inside when the dryer is running you have a bad gas valve on the dryer and most likely the valve will fail and you won't have any heat.the valve can get noisy too it will chatter when trying to let gas in if you remove the four screws that hold the door on and opposite the door screws but don't remove the door just remove the front panel you can start the dryer to see what's going on in there,i mean you have an igniter and gas coils but i've never seen a coil or igniter do this they either work or they don't so if you smell gas outside where it vents i'd go with the gas valve is bad.usually if you have bad gas coils the coils will work until they heat up and then no flame,when they cool down they will work again but i never smelled gas and the igniter will work or it doesn't not like an oven igniter they can glow but not ignite the flame and you might get a wiff of gas,i think you have a bad valve,you can get a shop vac and vac out around the burner tube and then blow it out with vac and clean out the inside of cabinet so you don't have a fire this should be done at least once a year,unplug it before you clean it out,blow out all around the gas valve sometimes a spider can make a web in there and block the orifice,write back and let me know what you find thanks and good luck.part number is WP306176 on some models you might have to get a pair of tin snips and open up the metal cover that the valve slides into they made the nut bigger for some reason and it doesn't fit through the metal cover unless you cut the cover to make hole bigger lol gotta love it.

Jan 12, 2018 | Maytag Neptune MDG5500AW Gas Dryer

1 Answer

Gas dryer work but doesn't get hot


Tell your natural gas company that you smell gas around your gas dryer and you think there may be a leak. They will send somebody out, at no cost to you to check on the appliance (gas dryer). When that person gets there, they will re-light your appliance and if the gas dryer needs a new thermal coupler, they will show you where it's at and how to replace it.

Jan 05, 2009 | Maytag Performa PAV2200

1 Answer

Maytag dryer smell of gas inside and venting


hi thanks for the question you don't have a problem if you smell the air going out of the house it will have that smell thanks the appliance doc

Sep 14, 2008 | Maytag Atlantis MDE7400AY Electric Dryer

1 Answer

Smell Gas.


you need to clean out you venting ...it is most likely clogged or filling up

Jan 02, 2008 | Maytag MDG2706A Gas Dryer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Dryers Logo

Related Topics:

37 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Maytag Dryers Experts

Dan Webster
Dan Webster

Level 3 Expert

8220 Answers

Tim Whalen

Level 3 Expert

3074 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

78267 Answers

Are you a Maytag Dryer Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...