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My Maytag dryer model MDG676600AWW does not heat properly.  I have removed the front panel and observed the igniter glowing and the flame starting.  I let it run for a minute and then shut it down after which I attempt to start it again but the igniter does not heat up.  If I let it set for a while and start it again, it works.  I have done a continuity check on the igniter, it showed continuity.  I have checked to see if the vent was obstructed, it was not.  What is used to cycle the heat on and off during drying?  Could this be the what is causing the problem?

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    My Maytag dryer model MDG676600AWW does not heat properly. I have removed the front panel and observed the igniter glowing and the flame starting. I let it run for a minute and then shut it down after which I attempt to start it again but the igniter does not heat up. I have done a continuity check on the igniter, it showed continuity. I have checked to see if the vent was obstructed, it was not. What is used to cycle the heat on and off during drying? Could this be the what is causing the problem?

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As you are looking at the igniter you may notice a little rectangular sensor to the left.
This tells the dryer that the igniter is glowing and it is OK to open the natural gas valve. If this sensor isn't working, the gas valve remains closed
Once the burner is lit, there is another sensor above the flame that is round. (flame sensor) This tells the dryer that the flame is lit.
If this sensor isn't working the dryer turns off the burner after a brief period.
This sensor can be cleaned or replaced.

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I am sending you all the possibilities for your problem, check either of these causes ----and than let me know if it is solved----

Power from the house
Check to see whether there's power getting to the dryer. Is it plugged in? Check for blown fuses or tripped circuit breakers--your dryer uses two fuses or circuit breakers. The dryer could tumble but not heat if only one of the two fuses is blown. If you have circuit breakers, one of the two circuit breakers can trip, even if the two for the dryer are connected.


Heating element
Often a dryer heating element burns out, but doesn't trip the circuit breaker or blow a fuse. The heating element is simply a long coil of special wire. You can check it for continuity with an ohm meter. No continuity means the element is bad and you need to replace it--electric heating elements aren't repairable.


Thermal fuse
On many dryers, there's a thermal fuse mounted to the exhaust duct inside the back cover panel. The fuse--which is about an inch long--is usually embedded in black resin and mounted in a white plastic housing. If the fuse has blown, you need to replace it. (You can't re-set it.)


Wiring
A common problem is for the main wiring connection from the house, at the dryer, to burn and break its connection. Because the dryer can still tumble with partial power, the connection may be only partially defective. You may need to replace both the power cord to the dryer and the terminal block inside the dryer that the wire is attached to.

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