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I'm still having the problem with the heat Some times the dryer heats for a minute and sometimes for 3 seconds, i replaced the coils and the hi-limit thermostat .I hear this clicking so i know the ignitor works I heard there is a flame senson with the ignitoe is that true? My model is SDG3036AWW and could this br the problem? How long should the heat stay on for when the dryer first comes on? -John

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  • John Dieff Nov 07, 2010

    the gas comes on but it doesen't stay on some times it will stay on for 30 or 40 seconds and some times when it first starts it will stay on gor 2 or 3 seconds

  • John Dieff Nov 08, 2010

    made a number of test and can't find my problem .The problem is i don'd know what the readings on the different coils and fuses should be ijumped out the thermal fuse i get good reading on the high limit thermostst so i down to ignitor .the gas valve or the flame sensor hoe do know for certain which is at fault Thank You -John\r\nIt's a Maytag SDG3606A

  • John Dieff Nov 10, 2010

    problem solved Thank You very much

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Hi, If you are having problems with your gas dryer not heatingthe most common problem is that the ignitor goes bad. Even though it glowssometimes it is still not working properly. check out this gas no heat tip.... You did not mention the ignitor... and it can also be the cause of problems... I would change it and see what happens...
BTW... did you change the operating t-stat??? It also could be the problem...
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The most common cause of this is a defective gas valve, more than likely it is sticking or the thermal sensor that signals the valve to turn on is defective, the sensor is part of the gas valve so the valve must be replaced when this problem occurs, as far as the model number goes that will not provide the make of the dryer, so always provide the make and the model number.

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The heat should stay on untill the drum tempt or the exhaust tempt reaches 155 deg. then the themo will cycle and shut off the burner . your problem i think is air flow . take the vent off the dryer and feel for good air flow . if air flow is good then i belive the fan is working ok and if heat stays on then the problem is the vent and the dryer is okk ..mm feed back pls .

Posted on Nov 08, 2010

  • dennis dodge Nov 11, 2010

    no need to send model # i see you posted it in the beginning . / other thing that may cause air flow problem is the drum felts both or them if in poor cond then air flow will not be over the heater .. and cause it to shut down . when dryer is heating the flame should not be touching the metal heat tunnel and should be very blue and verry little yellow . and if flame is short and toughing top of tunnel then we have a air flow problem . and the hi limit is shutting it down. ck theses and get back to me . mm

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