I have a Maytag dryer, I get heat for the first 5 mins but after that I can see the igniter come on but only for a second, then it turns off and doesn't lite again. I Checked sensors and they are good, could this be the heat sensor ?
Answer Tommy, Yes, It could be a weak or faulty flame sensor 338906. It actually sounds more like a weak set of gas valve coils 279834. You may want to take a few minutes and recheck. If the igniter glows, cycles off and doesn't glow again, then the flame sensor is most likely at fault. If the igniter glows and cycles off, then continues to cycle off and on, but there is no flame from the burner, then replace the weak gas valve coils.
I have a whirlpool dryer. It is not hot some times. It takes 0ne hours to dry. Can you tell me what is the proplem?
Answer Teng, One hour to dry a load isn't too far off of normal,35-40 minutes for a basic load of clothes is about normal. The first check you need to make sure the dryer isn't being overloaded. Then check and clean the exhaust vent system and vent hood. A restricted vent system and hood cause the dryer to take longer to dry because the airflow isn't correct and causes the dryer to overheat.
The igniter comes up but no flame.
Answer Hello Pat,
The ignitor has to pull from 3.2 to 3.6 amps of current before the gas valve will open. In a nutshell, if the current is not high enough, the ignitor can glow red or orange without pulling enough current. The ignitor has to glow bright yellow to white hot before the gas valve will open. If you have a way to test the current, this will tell you for sure. If it is pulling sufficient current, the gas valve and/or the burner is in question.
My dryer will not light. Is this the igniter or a flame sensor. Gas valve will not open.
Answer Hello Ron. 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 to see if it is good. If it is not glowing, test for power. 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
Our dryer tumbles and seems to have very little/no heat. Dryer sensor cycle does not work at all; runs continuously. After 2-3 hours basic loads are dry. What part should we try first?
Answer Hello Kim. 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 to see if it is good. If it is not glowing, test for power. 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 HAVE A MAYTAG DG110 SER 01 When started the ing heats up but no flame. I have replaced all the coils and had been working fine untill this problem.
You will want to test the flame sensor in which it should read closed for continuity when testing. If it reads open then it is faulty and would need to be replaced.
No heat, coils chatter, igniter heats up first then coils chatter but no flame. What is wrong, is it the flame sensor?
Answer Hello Rich,
This can be caused by low gas pressure, a bad gas valve coil 279834, or a failing gas valve 8318277. The flame sensor will have nothing to do with this issue.