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My Maytag dryer does not heat. I checked the vent and it is

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My Maytag dryer does not heat. I checked the vent and it is clear.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Bryan replied 7 years ago.
can you get me the model #? thanks Bryan
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
it is: MDG9420BWW
Expert:  Bryan replied 7 years ago.
ok this is a gas dryer , are you able to get the front panel off to look at the burner assembly?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
yes. I think so --I am working on it now. I just unscrew four corners and take entire front piece off, yes?
Expert:  Bryan replied 7 years ago.
wait and I'll see if I can find a diagram, thanks Bryan
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
ok, its open
Expert:  Bryan replied 7 years ago.
ok great start the dryer and tell me if the igniter is glowing.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
i do not see anything glowing - where I imagine the igniter may be... no glowing anywhere though.
Expert:  Bryan replied 7 years ago.
heres a picture to show you what to look for, Gas Dryer Guts
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
yes, thank you. nothing glowing
Expert:  Bryan replied 7 years ago.
ok do you hear a click when you start this. not to loud but noticable?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
yes. also a smaller one (click) when it turns off
Expert:  Bryan replied 7 years ago.
ok do you have a volt meter?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Where would I find it?
Expert:  Bryan replied 7 years ago.
well i was asking if you owned a volt meter for checking power. you are going to have one of two problems in this, 1 you igniter is bad(most likely) Part 3018or 2 your flame sensor is bad, Part 2681 i believe its your igniter though, you can order this @ http://www.repairclinic.com/SSPartDetail.aspx?s=t-+MDG9420BWW+-%3d%3di3018&PartID=3018 just click the blue link, hope this helps, thanks Bryan
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Thanks Bryan. How hard is it to replace the igniter myself?
Expert:  Bryan replied 7 years ago.
not really theres just one screw holding this in but they are very delicate so dont bang it on anything, thanks Bryan
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