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+ Maytag Dryer M/N MDG8000BWW Will not ignite. Gas supply

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Maytag Dryer M/N MDG8000BWW Will not ignite. Gas supply and power normal.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Neilwill replied 5 years ago.
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There are several components in series with the igniter circuit that keep the igniter from coming on. The timer will not advance on the auto dry cycle if the dryer is not heating up, however the timer should advance in the timed cycle.

Here are the components that can keep the igniter from coming on:

  • Timer
  • Hi-limit thermostat
  • operating thermostat
  • Thermal fuse
  • Motor centrifugal switch
  • Flame sensor

If any one of the above components is open the dryer igniter will not come on. A volt/ohm meter will be needed to test these components. If you have no Ohm meter or do not know how to test these components, you may need a hands on tech on location.

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.

Yes I do have and know how to use a V.O.M...Should any of these components have a specific Ohm reading?


Expert:  Neilwill replied 5 years ago.
Unplug the power and check if any of these components are open.
the component that is found to be open will be the one you need to replace.
I do not have the specific Ohm readings but you only need to test if any of these components are open.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Gotcha! I don't show any of the components open. During power up, I see don't have voltage toward the igniter
Customer: replied 5 years ago.

Could this be the 3 terminal coil on the gas valve?


Expert:  Neilwill replied 5 years ago.

please watch this video to the end, they will get to the igniter.