My gas dryer has no heat, what could be the cause and will I be able to make the repair myself. I am quite handy with large knowledge of several tools.
Answer Hello. You will need to check and make sure the igniter is getting hot enough. Also test the thermal fuses and flame sensor and make sure they read closed for continuity. You will also need to check the coils 279834 and see if they test good. You can test the coils using a multi-meter TJMA-DM1. The two prong coil will read 1,000-1,300 ohms, and the three prong coil will read 1,300-1,400 ohms across prongs 1&2, and 500-600 ohms across prongs 1&3. Hope this helps.
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My maytag Atlantis is missing model number. It's not heating found that the Ignitor is bad. The wife and I bought it in 2005. Need to know which Ignitor to order?
Answer Hello Aaron. Here is the most common dryer igniter 279311. You will need to look at yours and see if it looks the same. Hope this helps.
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Please provide technical direction on what part to try next. I just installed all four parts purchased per Order #4016646. Prior to these parts I had also replaced both gas coils (purchased locally). SYMPTOM: The drier is not keeping the air hot, so that it is not drying. A damp towel is still damp and cool after 30 minutes on Normal. The drier ignites and burns a flame for about 30 seconds, then goes off for about a minute, then on for only about 8 seconds. It makes no difference to disconnect the vent from the back, so I know that a clogged vent is not the issue. With the vent disconnected I feel a strong air flow out the back. WHAT DO I TRY NEXT? Also, how long should the flame stay lit? (I would like to know what to look for when it is working properly.)
Answer Hello Michael,
This is the symptom of either a weak gas valve coil or a failing gas valve. Since you have already changed the coils, the gas valve will be the issue. If you ordered the gas valve coils from appliancepartspros.com, we will refund them, since the gas valve should come with the coils. The substitution gas valve is part number TJ25M01A-100 since the original is no longer available. This part will ship in 5 to 6 business days from the order since it is not in stock at this time. This does not mean it is not available, it only means we will need to order it and ship it as soon as we receive it since it is still available.