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Maytag Dryer Not Heating

DG808

The part(s) or condition(s) listed below for the symptom Dryer not heating are ordered from most likely to least likely to occur. Check or test each item, starting with the items at the top of the page.

Most Frequent Causes for Dryer not heating

Cause 1Gas Valve Solenoid

Gas dryers have two or more gas valve solenoid coils. The gas valve solenoids open the gas valve ports to allow gas to flow into the burner assembly. If a gas valve solenoid fails, the dryer won’t heat. To determine if one or more of the gas valve solenoids has failed, check the igniter. If the igniter glows and goes out but does not ignite the gas, the gas valve solenoid is defective. If one or more of the gas valve coils are defective, we recommend that you replace them as a set.

Parts
Gas Valve Solenoid for your MaytagDryer
Gas Valve Solenoid - Part # 2604 Mfg Part # WP305603

Primary coil kit for gas valve, used with holding coil #1213, and booster coil #2232

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Cause 2Gas Valve Solenoid

Gas dryers have two or more gas valve solenoid coils. The gas valve solenoids open the gas valve ports to allow gas to flow into the burner assembly. If a gas valve solenoid fails, the dryer won’t heat. To determine if one or more of the gas valve solenoids has failed, check the igniter. If the igniter glows and goes out but does not ignite the gas, the gas valve solenoid is defective. If one or more of the gas valve coils are defective, we recommend that you replace them as a set.

Parts
Gas Valve Solenoid for your MaytagDryer
Gas Valve Solenoid - Part # 2780 Mfg Part # 12001348

Dryer gas valve solenoid kitt, 3 coil, old-style. Includes instructions.
Please call us to ensure that this is the correct solenoid kit for your model.

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Cause 3Gas Valve Solenoid

Gas dryers have two or more gas valve solenoid coils. The gas valve solenoids open the gas valve ports to allow gas to flow into the burner assembly. If a gas valve solenoid fails, the dryer won’t heat. To determine if one or more of the gas valve solenoids has failed, check the igniter. If the igniter glows and goes out but does not ignite the gas, the gas valve solenoid is defective. If one or more of the gas valve coils are defective, we recommend that you replace them as a set.

Parts
Gas Valve Solenoid for your MaytagDryer
Gas Valve Solenoid - Part # 4432684 Mfg Part # WP305604

Holding coil kit for gas valve, used with booster c

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Cause 4Gas Valve Solenoid

Gas dryers have two or more gas valve solenoid coils. The gas valve solenoids open the gas valve ports to allow gas to flow into the burner assembly. If a gas valve solenoid fails, the dryer won’t heat. To determine if one or more of the gas valve solenoids has failed, check the igniter. If the igniter glows and goes out but does not ignite the gas, the gas valve solenoid is defective. If one or more of the gas valve coils are defective, we recommend that you replace them as a set.

Parts
Gas Valve Solenoid for your MaytagDryer
Gas Valve Solenoid - Part # 4432685 Mfg Part # WP305605

Booster coil kit for gas valve, used with holding c

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Cause 5Igniter

The igniter uses heat to ignite the gas in the burner assembly. If the igniter is not working, the gas will not ignite, preventing the dryer from heating. To determine if the igniter has burned out, use a multimeter to test the igniter for continuity. If the igniter does not have continuity, replace it.

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Parts
Igniter for your MaytagDryer
Igniter - Part # 2995 Mfg Part # WP4392003

Igniter, will replace round style only

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Cause 6Igniter

The igniter uses heat to ignite the gas in the burner assembly. If the igniter is not working, the gas will not ignite, preventing the dryer from heating. To determine if the igniter has burned out, use a multimeter to test the igniter for continuity. If the igniter does not have continuity, replace it.

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Parts
Igniter for your MaytagDryer
Igniter - Part # 3018 Mfg Part # 4391996

Dryer igniter with wire harness connecter. This is a flat-style igniter. The igniter uses heat to ignite the gas in the burner assembly. If the igniter is defective, the gas will not ignite and the dryer will not heat.

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Cause 7Flame Sensor

On a gas dryer, the flame sensor detects the heat emitted by the flame. If the flame sensor isn’t working, the dryer won’t heat. Before checking the flame sensor, first make sure that the igniter and thermal fuse are not at fault. To determine if the flame sensor is defective, use a multimeter to test the sensor for continuity at room temperature. If the flame sensor does not have continuity at room temperature, replace it.

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Parts
Flame Sensor for your MaytagDryer
Flame Sensor - Part # 2681 Mfg Part # WP338906

Gas dryer sensor for igniter and flame. The sensor is located across from the gas igniter at the dryer’s burner assembly. This flame sensor should be closed for continuity at room temperature. Check for continuity with a multi-meter before replacing.

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Cause 8Incoming Power Problem

If your dryer is not heating, then you may have an incoming power problem. Electric dryers need two legs of 120 volts AC equaling 240 volts. It is not uncommon for only one fuse or breaker to trip resulting in the dryer able to run, but not heat. The fuse box or circuit breaker should be checked or voltage measured at the outlet using a multi-meter.

Cause 9High Limit Thermostat

The high-limit thermostat monitors the dryer temperature and shuts off the burner if the dryer overheats. If the high-limit thermostat is malfunctioning, it may shut off the burner even if the dryer is not overheating. However, this is rarely the case. Before replacing the high limit thermostat check all the more commonly defective parts. If you have determined that all of the other components are working properly, test the thermostat by using a multimeter to test it for continuity. If the thermostat does not have continuity, replace it.

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Parts
High Limit Thermostat for your MaytagDryer
High Limit Thermostat - Part # 481329 Mfg Part # WP303395

Dryer high-limit thermostat, L220-40F. If the dryer overheats, this high-limit thermostat will cut off the power to the heating element. If the high-limit thermostat has blown, the dryer won't heat.

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Cause 10Cycling Thermostat

The cycling thermostat cycles the heat on and off to regulate the air temperature. If the cycling thermostat is defective, the dryer will not heat. However, this is rarely the case. Before replacing the cycling thermostat check all the more commonly defective parts. If you have determined that all of the other components are working properly, test the thermostat by using a multimeter to test for continuity. If the thermostat does not have continuity, replace it.

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Parts
Cycling Thermostat for your MaytagDryer
Cycling Thermostat - Part # 518648 Mfg Part # WP33303391

Dryer cycling thermostat, three terminal, L155-15

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Cause 11Cycling Thermostat

The cycling thermostat cycles the heat on and off to regulate the air temperature. If the cycling thermostat is defective, the dryer will not heat. However, this is rarely the case. Before replacing the cycling thermostat check all the more commonly defective parts. If you have determined that all of the other components are working properly, test the thermostat by using a multimeter to test for continuity. If the thermostat does not have continuity, replace it.

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Parts
Cycling Thermostat for your MaytagDryer
Cycling Thermostat - Part # 1245860 Mfg Part # Y303394

Cycling thermostat, F130-13F

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