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Maytag dependable care
« on: August 08, 2008, 11:05:02 AM »

Just got a dryer from my inlaws, the problem is there's no heat, it worked for one cycle, then I smelled natural gas, shut it off, let it sit, restarted & no more gas smell, no more heat. How do you take off the panel to get to inside to test what the problem is? It's now unplugged & waiting for me to fix it. Wifes tapping her foot impatiently

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Re: Maytag dependable care
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2008, 02:03:13 PM »
Worth 1000 words...



Pick up a set of coils for the gas valve.
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Re: Maytag dependable care
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2008, 04:13:41 PM »
If it works once and quits then replace these intermittant coils:
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Re: Maytag dependable care
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2008, 05:18:53 PM »
The top picture? Are those the last screws holding the base plate??? (after removing side screws).

There's no heat at all now, it just worked for one cycle & a little bit for the second, then cut out & leaked out NG while it was running. I'm guessing there's some safety solenoid because there's been no more gas leak, but also no more heat. Not an intermittent problem, if that's how you understood it.
Sorry if I'm not making any sense, cars are easy to work on, this thing not so much. :-\

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Re: Maytag dependable care
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2008, 06:40:39 PM »
I bet even a car mechanic can follow a service manual.

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Re: Maytag dependable care
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2008, 08:20:58 PM »
It is intermittant because it works then quits then cools off and works once again.
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Re: Maytag dependable care
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2008, 08:22:02 PM »
trust me it is the coils.
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Re: Maytag dependable care
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2008, 08:47:46 PM »
trust me it is the coils.

Hehe, I do trust you, my problem right now is getting to the coils. I'm downloading the manual as I type this. O0

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Re: Maytag dependable care
« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2008, 08:48:43 PM »
I bet even a car mechanic can follow a service manual.

Here's whatcha need.   1994-1997 Maytag Dryers

Thanks for the link  O0

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Re: Maytag dependable care
« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2008, 10:47:11 AM »
I bet even a car mechanic can follow a service manual.

Here's whatcha need.   1994-1997 Maytag Dryers

Damn, I tried numerous times to download the manual, it goes as far as the front page & thats it. Any other links that could help me? Or advice on how to get to the coils??

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Re: Maytag dependable care
« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2008, 11:02:54 AM »
Hi,

That file is 9.66MB and if your on a dial up connection it's going to take sometime to download it all.

I just tried the link and was able to download it in seconds, but I have one hell of a fast internet connection.  8)
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Re: Maytag dependable care
« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2008, 12:54:48 PM »
I have a fairly quick connection, not dial up. I'll try again. Thanks for trying it

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Re: Maytag dependable care
« Reply #12 on: August 09, 2008, 12:59:14 PM »
I am faster and easier to understand than any download thingermajig.
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Re: Maytag dependable care
« Reply #13 on: August 09, 2008, 01:02:30 PM »
once you remove them 2 bottom screws then pull the bottom of the front panel towards you and it will come off easily.
 You will then see the Gas operator in front. The coils just have quick connects. their are 2 phillips screws to remove. Replacing the coils is pretty easy. They can only go on one way. One of them has a 3 prong connection and the other has a 2 prong connection. If the gas assembly works once and then gets hot and quits then them coils are bad.
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Re: Maytag dependable care
« Reply #14 on: August 10, 2008, 12:49:17 PM »
I am faster and easier to understand than any download thingermajig.


 O0 Yes you are. It's so simple when you know where to look. Now that I got the cover off, do you recommend that I hook it up to gas etc. (jumping door switch contacts) & test to see if it get warm & cold, or just go ahead & remove them & order new ones. Thanks for the help, I really appreciate it.

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Re: Maytag dependable care
« Reply #15 on: August 10, 2008, 12:54:59 PM »
You must not run this machine with the panel removed. There will be no airflow and things will spiral downhill real fast :)
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Re: Maytag dependable care
« Reply #16 on: August 10, 2008, 03:11:15 PM »
Coil kit (gas valve) - 2 coils icon
Check out this set of coils at appliance parts pros online. Coil kit (gas valve) - 2 coils - This popular, newer style coil kit fits most dryers with two-coil gas valve. Brands include Whirlpool, Kenmore, Maytag, Admiral, Crosley, Frigidaire, Estate, Amana, Kitchen Aid, GE, Hotpoint, Roper, White Westinghouse, Sears and others. The price is right too under 20 bucks I would go for it.
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Re: Maytag dependable care
« Reply #17 on: August 10, 2008, 04:30:54 PM »
Thanks for the info, I'll order them tomorrow

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Re: Maytag dependable care
« Reply #18 on: August 12, 2008, 10:28:42 AM »
It's a shame I can't get those parts shipped to Canada. So I tried calling Sears  :tickedoff: $45 for one valve & $49 for the other. Looked up a couple mom & pop service center's & found them for $36 for the pair of them (same kit). Thanks for all the help guys  O0

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Re: Maytag dependable care
« Reply #19 on: August 12, 2008, 01:52:07 PM »
Okay. Is there a plan "B"??? installed new coils. No difference. Is there a way to test them to see if they're defective?