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Old 08-11-2011, 08:20 PM   #1
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Problems With Gas Dryer


I have a Maytag gas dryer (model DG312) and it takes forever to get a load of clothes to dry.

When I open the small door after starting the dryer, I can see the flame in the burner tube. It will come on for about 5 seconds and then go out and will come on again in about 1 min. It keeps cycling on and off like that. I am not sure on what for part I would need to fix this.

Here is a link to Maytags site and a list of parts for my model machine.

http://www.partselect.com/ModelFrame...g&Type=&Mark=4

Any help is greatly appreciated
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Old 08-11-2011, 08:30 PM   #2
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If this ignition system was like a standard hot surface ignition system, I would look for a flame sensor. But, upon looking at the parts list for the ignition, I didn't see anything. One needs to be able to read wiring diagrams and use a multi-meter.

Follow the voltage to see if the valves are getting the correct voltage, and /or the thermostats, temp limit switches are alright. There is a web site that is based on appliance repair that will help you out at a nominal fee. I think it's called justanswer.com.

Love to hear what the outcome is. Good luck

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Be careful.
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If this ignition system was like a standard hot surface ignition system, I would look for a flame sensor. But, upon looking at the parts list for the ignition, I didn't see anything. One needs to be able to read wiring diagrams and use a multi-meter.

Follow the voltage to see if the valves are getting the correct voltage, and /or the thermostats, temp limit switches are alright. There is a web site that is based on appliance repair that will help you out at a nominal fee. I think it's called justanswer.com.

Love to hear what the outcome is. Good luck
correct me if im wrong, some hsi's also perform as flame sensors?
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usually on an oven or dryer the gas valve proves based on the amp draw of the HSI. replace it their cheap.
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Is the venting clean? Also look under the lint screen. Could be plugged up there.
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Well, from reading online to what others have said having the same problem. They said it was the gas valve. I pulled it out and got the part #. I looked it up online and it is discontinued. WTF......how am I suppose to fix the damn thing. If I have to buy a new dryer, I know it will not be a damn Maytag.

I believe I may call a local Maytag dealer to see if they can help.
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Call your local appliance parts supply house, they will have the applicable part available. Having said that, I would want to follow the schematics to make sure the both coils are getting voltage.

Most of us know the empty feeling of buying an $80.00+part, installing it, to see that the problem remains. May I suggest that you replace the ignitor first? They are relatively inexpensive, and can be used in the future should that not be the issue today. Good luck, let us know how it turns out.
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Problem Solved.

I talked to my local appliance parts guy and told him the problem and he suggested the coils. He sold me a kit with all 3 for $75 and woohoo.......it works now.

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