If your Maytag gas dryer is running ok but is not heating. You will need to check the following parts until you find out the part that needs to be replace to fix the dryer.
Here I am going to give you a brief description of the parts you need to check, and below you will have the links to the pages with the videos that will show you how the repairs are done.
Taking apart: The first thing that you need to learn to be able to fix your Maytag gas, is how to take it apart and put it back together again properly.
When you know how to dismantle the dryer, every repair becomes easier do. The hardest thing to do when making a repair is dismantling and reassembling the dryer.
So my advice to you is, learn how to dismantle and put the dryer back together properly, before trying to do the repairs.
The igniter: The igniter is used to ignite the gas once the gas valve starts to release the gas. Once the gas is ignited, the igniter is turned off by the flame sensor and it stays off until is needed again to ignite the gas.
Flame sensor: The flame sensor is a switch use to turn on and off the igniter as needed. This switch is controlled by heat. When the timer calls for heat the igniter starts to get hot until is red hot. The heat from the igniter close the flame sensor and the gas valve opens to release the gas. When the gas reach the still red hot igniter it get ignited to start the dryer starts drying the clothes.
Gas valve coils: These coils are on top of the gas valve and are used to open and close the gas valve as needed. If one of the coils fails, the gas valve will not open to released the gas.
The timer: The time is the distribution center in the dryer. It closes contacts to direct electricity to the electrical parts in the dryer according to the selection on the timer. For example, it sends 120 ac volts to the motor and 240 ac volts to the drying unit. Check the video below to see how to check & replace the timer.
Temperature selector switch: The timer sends electricity to this switch and according to the selection on the switch the switch sends electricity the thermostats and the drying unit. This switch doesn't go bad too often, but it need to be check when the dryer is not producing any heat.
Cycling thermostat: This thermostat is used to control the air temperature inside of the tumbler. It is wired in series with the element. If the thermostat fails the dryer can't produce heat.
Hi-limit thermostat: This thermostat is a safety device used to open the element circuit if the cycling thermostat fails to open at the preset temperature. It doesn't go bad that often, but it need to be check when the dryer is not drying the clothes.
The motor centrifugal switch: This switch is inside of the motor and completes the circuit to produce heat when the motor is running and opens the circuit when the motor is not running. If this switch goes bad it is better to replace the complete motor.
You will need to make sure to watch the videos a few times until you know how to fix a Maytag electric dryer. Never assume that a part is bad without checking it and make sure it is bad before replacing it.
Another thing that you need to do is to learn how to check, remove and install the parts before starting to buy replacement parts.
Make sure that the company that you buy parts from give you a good return guarantee in case that you may need to return any parts.
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Also take the purchase slip and the old part and put them in the box of the new part so in case you need to return any parts you will know where the box and the slip are.
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