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Hello, I have an interesting problem. My Maytag dryer is kicking off the Hi Temp sensor in the heating chamber.

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Old 09-05-2008, 09:26 AM
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Hello,

I have an interesting problem. My Maytag dryer is kicking off the Hi Temp sensor in the heating chamber. I have replaced the sensor with no success. When I bypass the sensor the dryer works great. The venting is very clear and open, but I notice the heating flame is very large and hitting the sensor bottom which triggers it off (as it should). Has anyone had experience with a gas valve failing in this manner. Thanks


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Old 09-06-2008, 08:05 AM
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The gas valve orifice determines the flame size. Either you have the wrong one, or the regulator has failed on your propane bottle.
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Old 09-06-2008, 08:18 AM
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Hello,

Thanks for getting back to me. The unit runs on natural gas and it is the original valve. Could the gas valve itself have a pressure issue. Thanks.
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I have never heard of a gas valve acting up like this, but it's worth a try, this site has good return policy.
Also, check the brass orifice on the gas valve, possibly someone cleaned it out and enlarged it. If so, just order a new one from this site.
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