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Maytag Dryer Doesn't Heat

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The 6 most common part(s) or condition(s) which contribute to the symptom Dryer doesn't heat are listed below. Check or test each item and watch any available videos. If you are still unable to solve the problem you may need to do additional research and troubleshooting. Remember, with our 365 Days. Period.® return policy you can return any part for any reason. So, go ahead and buy it to try it. No other parts retailer offers this unconditional return policy.

For the symptom you selected, these are the most common parts or causes, ordered by the likelihood of fixing the symptom.

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Gas Valve Solenoid - Part # 3479 Mfg Part # 279834

Gas Valve Solenoid

RepairClinic Item # 3479

The gas valve has two or more electric solenoids which open the valve to let the gas flow into the burner assembly. If the dryer doesn't heat one or more of the solenoids may be defective. If the igniter glows for 90 seconds but the burner flame doesn't light, replace these coils as a set.

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Dryer Igniter - Part # 1033270 Mfg Part # 31001556

Dryer Igniter

RepairClinic Item # 1033270

If the dryer doesn't heat, the igniter might be burned out. Check the igniter for continuity with an ohm meter. Dryer igniters burn out over time, similar to a light bulb.

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Flame Sensor - Part # 2681 Mfg Part # 338906

Flame Sensor

RepairClinic Item # 2681

Gas dryers have a flame sensor to detect the heat given off by the flame. If the dryer doesn't heat, the flame sensor might be defective. Check the flame sensor for continuity. This is not as common as a burned out igniter or thermal fuse.

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Cycling Thermostat - Part # 487628 Mfg Part # 31001088

Cycling Thermostat

RepairClinic Item # 487628

The cycling thermostat regulates the temperature of the air in the dryer. If the dryer doesn't heat it may be caused by a defective cycling thermostat. This is not common.

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Cycling Thermostat - Part # 487706 Mfg Part # 31001192

Cycling Thermostat

RepairClinic Item # 487706

The cycling thermostat regulates the temperature of the air in the dryer. If the dryer doesn't heat it may be caused by a defective cycling thermostat. This is not common.

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Timer - Part # 607241 Mfg Part # 53-1810

Timer

RepairClinic Item # 607241

The timer is normally not at fault if the dryer doesn't heat. In many situations where timers are replaced they end up being returned. Check all of the more common components in this troubleshooting guide before replacing the timer.

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