The control locked light is on and the dryer will not start.
Answer Hello Clay,
The unit has a child protection circuit which locks the controls. To activate or de-activate the child lock, press and hold the END OF CYCLE SIGNAL button for 3 full seconds. This should unlock the controls and the unit should be fully operational at this point.
My dryer spins, but produces no heat.
Answer Hello M. J.,
The first suspect is the exhaust duct. You see, the components inside the unit that control the heat are opened by heat, so an excess of heat inside the cabinet will cause the component failure. The first component to check is the thermal cutout W10480709. If it is bad, be aware that the replacement part comes in a kit with the hi-limit thermostat and it must be changed at the same time the thermal cutout is replaced. The hi-limit thermostat should open before the thermal cutout does, so if the thermal cutout is bad, so is the hi-limit. Of course the cycling thermostat, heating element, centrifical switch in the motor, the timer, and harness are still in the circuit but I'll wager the problem is a bad thermal cutout caused by a crimped, clogged, or excessively long exhaust duct.
Gas dryer works. Drum turns burner ignites and cloths seem to dry ok. Unit makes loud banging noise sounds like it is coming from behind the drum. What is causing the noise, it came on suddenly but now doesn't stop while the unit is running?
Answer Robert, You'll need to remove the filter, raise the top and remove the front panel, so you can check the belt 341241 for a damaged spot, and the rear drum rollers 349241T for a flat spot, or missing rubber surface. Also check and tighten the drum baffle screws.
Maytag, Centennial, Dryer starts, drum turns, igniter ignites, no heat.
Answer Hello Nor. You will need to test the thermostats and the flame sensor and make sure they are good. They should read closed for continuity. Also, check the igniter and make sure it is getting hot enough to light the gas. Here is a link on how to use a multi-meter for the testing procedures. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html
I can not start my dryer it gives the noise to start but it would not it?
Answer Hello Ali. If the unit is humming, but will not start, try opening the door and taping the switch shut. Then press the start button and use your foot and turn the drum and see if the unit starts to run. If so, you will need to replace the dryer motor W10416572, it is bad.
i have disconnect the dryer to replace belt. after connected the dryer do i have to light a pilot light or something.
Answer Ursula, Apparently you have a Gas dryer ? Yes, you will want to unplug the power cord or turn power off to the machine before you start to repair the dryer. As long as you're careful and don't damage the igniter, you should not have to "light a pilot or something" if your dryer is less than 30 or 40 years old. Most manufacturers went to an electronic or pilotless ignition system back in the 1970's, so you should be fine. Thanks and Good Luck
Dryer turns on, durm turns, ignitor does not glow, tested thermostat in rear and flame sensers both ok. What next?
Answer Hello Troy. You will need to start at the igniter, with the dryer turned on, and trace the wires and see where you are loosing the voltage to the igniter. Be careful as you are dealing with live power here doing these test. You can test this with a multi-meter TJMA-DMT3. Here is a link on how to use a multi-meter. Hope this helps. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html