My dryer heats up for just a few minutes. After that it tries to heat but will not produce a flame. I have cleaned the vent system and aslo the dryer free of lent and dust. I have also did a resistance test on the thermal fuse and it is good.
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If the coils are bad the unit will light with flame for 4 - 8 times then all of a sudden the ignitor will glow, kick off with no gas coming threw valve. it sounds like the high limit thermostat is short cycling the flame. This is the thermostat that sits on top of the burner chamber. remove 1 screw from the thermostat and blend it upwards away from the heat. Then plug unit back in and test to see if the flame stays on longer. Click here to see maytag dryer no heat posts. Contact me anytime here. Hope this helps..
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.
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Remove the exhaust vent from the rear and try a load of laundry. If ir dries correctly,clean and or repair the connecting exhaust vent. It may also be necessary to disassemble the dryer and clean internal ducts.
Hi, It sounds like the coils on top the gas valve are bad. If the ignitor glows but shuts off before a flame, the coils need changed. I hope this helps. If I can assist you further, please let me know.
Thermocouple is probably bad. The pilot burns and heats a sensor which tells the CPU that the Flame can start, and the thermocouple heating up changes voltage with increase temperature and tells the CPU that the Flame is burning OK. If it is defective, there is no voltage change and the CPU assumes that the Flame didn't start for some reason, (Gas only!) and turns if off for safety. Over and over xx times. My .02 Good Luck!