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Author Topic: Maytag Gas Dryer won't stay hot, even after all sensors replaced  (Read 240 times)

Offline Rage Against That Machine

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MDG5806AWW (long since memorized) has had Gas coils, flame sensor, thermal fuses, thermistor and thermostat replaced.  Vent is not blocked.
It will heat briefly at the beginning of a cycle, but not maintain regular temp, but continues to run.  Clothes take 2-3 cycles to dry.  Needless to say...ACK.
Mrs. is sharpening her rolling pin...

Offline Thorning

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Re: Maytag Gas Dryer won't stay hot, even after all sensors replaced
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2020, 02:05:53 PM »
Another item that may be a problem is the flame sensor wire connectors. I have found these on occasion to have a bad connection where the wire terminals hook on. The other possibility is the timer. Also check the thermostats on the burner tube and temporarily bypass them one at a time.

Offline Rage Against That Machine

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Re: Maytag Gas Dryer won't stay hot, even after all sensors replaced
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2020, 02:37:27 PM »
Thanks, I'll pop the lid and take another look at those.  I think my thermal fuses are good, but the jumpers are a good idea.