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Maytag dryer is 10 years old, I replaced the igniter but it

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maytag dryer is 10 years old, I replaced the igniter but it cuts off about 30 seconds after it stars to dry, Why?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 2 years ago.

The igniter is designed to kick on and off throughout the cycle, that is all completely normal. That is how it regulates the drying temperature. But I assume the dryer is not drying properly or you wouldn't be looking at the igniter to see why it's cutting out. First, make sure your vent is cleaned and the best way to do that is just run a cycle without the vent hose connected to the back of the dryer to see if things change. If your dryer still won't dry properly, then this is a pretty common issue unfortunately and it means that your gas coils are starting to fatigue and need to be ordered and replaced. As the coils heat up, the unit stops opening the valve or can't hold it open as long as intended because it gets weak. You just need to order and replace the 2 black cylinder gas coils located directly in front of the igniter. Below is a link to the part you'll need to order and replace. Don't be confused that the part is for Whirlpool---Whirlpool bought out Maytag so all parts are now Whirlpool parts.

CLICK HERE for gas coils

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Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 2 years ago.
Hello again. I'm just following up because I haven't heard back from you and I see this question is still open. Is there anything else I can help you with?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
yesterday , you gave me advice to get my maytag whirlpool dryer working. Tyler said replae the gas oils. I did and the thing is still doing what it did before. The igniter glows flame omes up. burns twenty seconds and turns itself off.
Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 2 years ago.

Well as I mentioned before, that's sort of how it's intended to work. It cycles on and off when drying the clothes. Unless it only turns the flame on one time and then shuts off and never comes back on---the dryer is working as intended.