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.