Gas Dryer Fires Up Intermittently; dryer repair

by Samurai Appliance Repair Man on September 26, 2005

in Dryer Repair, Haiku

Evie Hump wrote:

I have a question about my dryer. I have a Kenmore that is 3 years old. It has always worked very well, until now. In the last few days the gas does not always turn on. We can start it up, watch what we believe to be the glow plug light up and maybe 75% of the time the gas will start. The other times it does not and the glow plug goes off and after a bit it will try again. Most times it will not heat back up again. Any suggestions!



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gas dryer valve coils -- come git you some!

Turn on gas dryer,
flame comes on only sometimes.
Replace valve coils.

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RVG April 15, 2006 at 11:18 pm

How easy is it to replace those valve coils? Do they just screw out and in?

My Maytag gas dryer has stopped heating. The igniter heats up, but no gas comes out. And I cleaned the vent tube about a month or two ago.

Samurai Appliance Repair Man April 16, 2006 at 6:45 am

Replacing the valve coils is mere child’s play. Once you lay eyeballs on the gas valve and coils, you’ll see that the coils are help on with a bracket. A simple screwdriver is all that’s needed to replace them. In case you need it, this page will help you disassemble enough of your dryer to access the valves.

pennybob July 18, 2006 at 10:59 am

I am about to replace my valve coils on my Maytag MDG5500AWW after replaceing the high limit thermostat. My gas lights up the first time and sometimes a few times more. Then it does not turn the igniter and gas on at all. In other words, no clicking sound as part of the cycle. Will new valve coils solve this problem? How long should the gas stay lit?

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