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Bryan, Home Appliance Technician
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Experience:  15 yrs. experience as a certified appliance technician.
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hello i have a maytag gas dryer that doesnt dry very well.

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hello i have a maytag gas dryer that doesn't dry very well. i removed the front cover and the igniter glows and the gas ignite only to shut off aboout 30 seconds later thanks
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Barry G. replied 8 years ago.
Take the vent loose from the dryer,,,Run it that way empty and see if it does the same thing and get back to me with the model number please.
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
<p>ok give me a couple minutes</p><p> </p>
Expert:  Barry G. replied 8 years ago.
Not a problem.
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
ok i pulled dryer away from wall vent tube was open from machine.. i turned it on it glowed, ignited and heated for about 1min at the most and then heat flame shut off
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
moedl is LDG5004AAW
Expert:  Barry G. replied 8 years ago.

You are going to need gas coils.

First picture Item#3479

Have a nice weekend.

click below.

http://www.repairclinic.com/Appliance-Parts?s=t-LDG5004AAW-%3d%3d

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
how many coils are there? Is that a kit of 2??? thanks
Expert:  Barry G. replied 8 years ago.
Yes its a kit of two. One is a safety and one is a main.
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
should the dryer of ran longer with the front panel removed ?
Expert:  Barry G. replied 8 years ago.

It may or may not, if its not heating and the vent is clear and it ignites then goes out in a few seconds you need the coils.

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
well as i said everything goes as planned.. igniter glows..gas ignites then as dryer heated up poof went the flame after about one minute.. But some have said that may be because front panel was removed
Expert:  Bryan replied 8 years ago.
you have one of two possible problems in this . here a picture of the average gas assembly. Gas Dryer Gutsmost likely you need the gas coils. this is the most common problem on these . is the air blowing out the rear real strong.? if not you may have a bad blower in this , this can cause that problem also. the other possible cause is this. Part 481329the high limit thermostat its located on the top of the burner tube. with the front off it can cause this burner to shut down early but you said it was doing this with the cover on so I believe its one of the problem io mentioned, 90% chance though its your gas coils. its the cheapest and most likely the problem. thanks Bryan
Bryan, Home Appliance Technician
Category: Appliance
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Experience: 15 yrs. experience as a certified appliance technician.
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