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This is usually the dryer coils have failed. They tend to fail as they heat up. They are inexpensive and easy to replace. Here is a video on replacing the dryer coils. I

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I have an LG gas dryer only 7yrs old. Some loads are coming out still soaked after the cycle has finished. I've looked through the back of the unit and the flame is igniting. However, I have noticed that...


i am not a dryer expert,so i can only make these suggestions.
1.make sure the lint filter is very clean.
2.make sure the dryer is sitting level on the floor.(if it isn't sitting straight on the floor,the clothes may not be touching the sensors,causing the heat to turn on & off while drying.
3 do not overload the dryer with wet clothes.
4.pick the right heat setting for the amount & type of clothes.

Mar 30, 2015 | LG Dryers

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I have a Maytag gas dryer model MGD6000AW1 slightly over a year old (no warranty) that will cycle the heat but not heat long enough to dry clothes. Looking on the parts diagrams I see no thermocouple and...


The igniter itself may do double duty as the system heat sensor. The typical heat sensor is responsible for transferring somewhere in the vicinity of .7 micro-amp to the control board to prove that the flame is present. That's less than 1/100th of an amp dc current. Usually a faulty sensor can be corrected by cleaning its connection on the circuit board as slight oxidation inhibits the flow of current. If you have a separate sensor or 'flame rod' sometimes a sanding of its surface will remove oxidation enough to increase its conductivity.

Personally, I would go for a good cleaning of the blower and ducting as it sounds like it is cycling on high temperature.

Mar 08, 2015 | Maytag Dryers

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Why is my Kenmore 500 series gas dryer won't heat up, no flame.


Gas Dryer no heat: or shuts down soon after heating CHECK:

Thermal Fuse
If the air flow in the dryer is restricted, the temperature in the heating chamber can get hot enough to blow the thermal fuse. If the fuse blows, it cuts power to the coils that control the gas valve. The fuse is usually mounted to the exhaust duct just inside the back panel. You can check its continuity with an ohmmeter. If, after disconnecting the fuse, you get any reading other than 0 when you touch the leads of the meter to its terminals, it has blown. There's no way to restore it -- you'll have to install a replacement.

Igniter and Gas Valve Coils
TEST with a multi meter: The igniter is an electric conductor that works like the element in an electric heater, glowing hot enough to ignite gas when you turn on the dryer. This conductor can burn out, and when it does, it may glow, but it won't get hot enough to ignite the gas. At times it may give a reading of continuity yet fail mechanically and not get hot enough to ignite flame though it gets hot and glows and even may show Ohms or continuity ( close circuit) ?
Occasionally, the Gas safety valve and the electric coils that control the gas valve are defective -- they can wear out when the dryer gets old. When this happens, the igniter glows, but gas never enters the heating chamber or does not stay consistant.
Performing a continuity test on either part will help you determine whether or not you need to replace it. But the coils should also be tested for amount of resistance as well as Ohms. As they may be showing ohms yet not putting out enough resistance to keep proper gas pressure flowing. Most coils should show at least 1300 ohms ( GIVE OR TAKE 150 OHMS). Anything significantly less Thus u get an ignition but then it soon goes back out. The flame does not stay lit.

Air Flow and Heat
The motor that drives the tumbler also drives a fan that circulates air through the heating chamber and the tumbler and expels it through the vent. If the air can't circulate, perhaps because of lint blockage, the heating chamber overheats, which prompts the cycling thermostat to turn off the gas. The thermostat resets when the chamber cools, but the chamber heats up quickly and the thermostat again shuts off the gas. The result is that the temperature in the tumbler doesn't stay hot, and your clothes take longer to dry, if they get dry at all.

Warning
There's a big difference between a dryer that doesn't heat up at all and one that just doesn't get hot enough to dry your clothes. In the first instance, the problem is usually a defective part, and things should be back to normal after you replace it. In the second instance, the problem is caused by restricted air flow, and you need to clear the lint filter and vents and take steps to prevent lint build-up. If you don't, you'll use more energy for drying than you need and the dryer may continue to malfunction. Worse, you may have a dryer fire.

Aug 21, 2014 | Kenmore Dryers

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Maytag gas dryer not drying cloths


Here's an idea, is your machine in a well ventilated area? Gas powered devices have oxygen sensors that detect when the oxygen level drops to a dangerous level, this shuts off the gas, but not the machine. Put a fan in the room, open the window or door and try again.

Dec 29, 2013 | Computers & Internet

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I have replaced radiant flame sensor, high limit thermostar, cycling thermostat, coil kit, and blower wheel on maytag dryer ldg9206aae, and still it takes forever to dry and is not hot enough.


if the flame is lighting like it should and you changed out all those parts did you clean out the lint filter duct and clean out the vent line?try removing the vent line from the back of the dryer and run it,if the flame stays on longer and it heats you have a blocked vent line,if the air can't move and that's all a dryer does the clothes can't dry

Apr 10, 2013 | Dryers

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There is no heat when dryer is on


you need chek :
if your apliance is gas dryer:
1-thermal fuse.
2-sensor flame.
3-ignitor.
4-gas valve.

if is electric dryer:
1-thermal fuse.
2-heater element.

Oct 05, 2009 | Dryers

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Dryer flame comes on at beginning of cycle, but goes out before the cycle is completed


Based on your issue description, Gas and electric dryers have heat sources that are controlled by a cycling thermostat. This thermostat will cycle the heat on and off numerous times throughout the drying cycle. It should never keep the heat on constantly as this would cause clothes shrinkage and a chance fot a lint fire. If the dryer is drying clothes normally then you have no problem.

Aug 03, 2009 | Dryers

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Flame only stays on for five minuts. After start


the flame doesn't stay on the whole drying time, it cycles.The thermal fuse allows machine to work and heat up but the cycling thermostat directs the flame to come on and shut off. Do your clothes dry fine?

Mar 04, 2009 | Kenmore 60172 Electric Commercial Dryer

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Whirlpool Dryer LGQ9508PW0 flame comes on and shuts off after 30 seconds.


this might actually be normal, whats the complaint??? to long to dry clothes maybe 2-3 cycles??? would be a common complaint. in which id check to make sure vent is not clogged anywhere, especially where exiting the home if he venting is ok id replace the coils atop the gas valve, possible and common for that matter that after running for 20-30 min they do not reopen and dont allow flem to reignite... part number 279834 retails for about $20 easy enough repair.... reason for flame to go on and turn off after only 30 secs is that in an empty dryer 30 secs of heat may be enough to satisfy the thermostat, that's alot of heat for an empty dryer, it would remain on for longer with a load of wet clothes absorbing the heat

Nov 05, 2008 | Whirlpool LGQ9858P Gas Dryer

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Maytag Atlantis Gas Dryer


I would sstart by replaceing the gas valve coils they are located on the top of the gas vavle . they will weaken over time and will not stay energized to open the primary and secondary vavle

Jun 14, 2008 | Maytag Atlantis MDG6400AW Gas Dryer

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