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My dryer flame only stays lit seconds, then goes off. maytag

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Hi - my dryer flame only stays lit for 15 seconds, then goes off. maytag dryer. flame comes back on after about a minute for another 15 seconds. I've cleaned the entire vent system.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Whrlp Master Tech replied 1 year ago.

Hello from JA
My name is Woody.
I will be glad to assist you today.
I have been servicing ALL Major Brands of Appliances for 35 Years,
and have over 100,000 in home repairs and over 80,000 internet repairs under my belt.

Do you have a Volt-ohm meter ? and know how to use it!

To be able to test the thermostats when the flame shuts down.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have one. I kinda know how to use it.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
if you tell me which setting I want on the meter, and what to test, I think i can figure it out.
Expert:  Whrlp Master Tech replied 1 year ago.

you will need to have it set on the ohms /Ω scale.

And when the unit shuts down you will need to test all three thermostats to see if they are open or not (open meaning no path for electrical current.

So you will need to gave the top raised up ,the front panel removed but the door switch still plugged into the harness. and on the blower housing you have a operating / cycle thermostat the will have to be tested for continuity when the flame shuts off.

Then the second one is on the flame funnel it should be closed /continuity also