Discuss

Old Maytag gas dryer

 in

Dryer Repair

. "

My old Maytag, front-loading gas dryer recently stopped actually drying my clothes. I have opened up the front to see

..."
 
 
Register | FAQ's | New Posts | Today's Posts | Extras
Appliance Repair Forum > Appliance Repair Help > Dryer Repair » Old Maytag gas dryer

Post New Thread  Reply By reading any content on this site you agree to AppliancePartsPros.com, Inc. disclaimer and Terms of Use.
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 07-30-2009, 02:02 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 6
MsFixit2 is on a distinguished road
Unhappy Old Maytag gas dryer
Model Number: DG 312   Brand: Maytag   Age: More than 10 years   

Appliance Parts from AppliancePartPros.com


My old Maytag, front-loading gas dryer recently stopped actually drying my clothes. I have opened up the front to see what I could see. I have determined: 1). the vent is clean and all lint has been removed from any place it existed, 2). the igniter works well, 3). after igniter glows for a few seconds, gas comes on and flame is lit, 4). when igniter starts to cool, the gas cuts off and flame goes out, 5). this sequence of events repeats itself every few minutes, 6). air is blowing through the machine very well, and 7). the hi-limit thermostat tests at .2 ohms of resistance. What do I do next?


Related Models
Maytag DG100 DRYER- GAS
Maytag DG100PN1 MANUAL, PARTS (DRYER GAS)
Maytag DG101 DRYER- GAS
Maytag DG102 DRYER- GAS
Amana DG1030 WASHER-TOP LOADING
Amana DG1031 WASHER-TOP LOADING
Maytag DG105 DRYER- GAS
Maytag DG106 DRYER- GAS
Maytag DG107 DRYER- GAS
Maytag DG110 DRYER- GAS
Maytag DG16CA MANUAL, PARTS (DRYER GAS)
Maytag DG16CM MANUAL, PARTS (DRYER GAS)
Maytag DG16CT MANUAL, PARTS (DRYER GAS)
Maytag DG18CA MAYTAG LAUNDRY (DRYER GAS)
Maytag DG18CM MAYTAG LAUNDRY (DRYER GAS)
Maytag DG18CS MAYTAG LAUNDRY (DRYER GAS)
Maytag DG18CT MAYTAG LAUNDRY (DRYER GAS)
Admiral DG18F2AM DRYER- GAS
Admiral DG18F2HW DRYER- GAS
Admiral DG18F2WN DRYER- GAS
Admiral DG18F2WW DRYER- GAS
Maytag DG19CD MAYTAG LAUNDRY (DRYER GAS)
Maytag DG19CS MANUAL, PARTS (DRYER GAS)
Maytag DG19CT MANUAL, PARTS (DRYER GAS)
Frigidaire DG2000DL1 Frg(v1) / Gas Dryer
Frigidaire DG2000DW1 Frg(v2) / Gas Dryer
Magic Chef DG20F5AM DRYER- GAS
Magic Chef DG20F5FA DRYER- GAS
Magic Chef DG20F5HW DRYER- GAS
Magic Chef DG20F5WG DRYER- GAS
Magic Chef DG20F5WW DRYER- GAS
Admiral DG20F8AM DRYER- GAS
Admiral DG20F8HW DRYER- GAS
Admiral DG20F8WW DRYER- GAS
Maytag DG210 DRYER- GAS
Maytag DG212 DRYER- GAS
Maytag DG21CA MAYTAG LAUNDRY (DRYER GAS)
Maytag DG21CM MAYTAG LAUNDRY (DRYER GAS)
Maytag DG21CS MAYTAG LAUNDRY (DRYER GAS)
Maytag DG21CT MAYTAG LAUNDRY (DRYER GAS)
Maytag DG22CA MANUAL, PARTS (DRYER GAS)
Maytag DG22CS MANUAL, PARTS (DRYER GAS)
Maytag DG22CT MANUAL, PARTS (DRYER GAS)
Maytag DG23CD MAYTAG LAUNDRY (DRYER GAS)
Maytag DG24CA MAYTAG LAUNDRY (DRYER GAS)
Maytag DG24CM MAYTAG LAUNDRY (DRYER GAS)
Maytag DG24CS MAYTAG LAUNDRY (DRYER GAS)
Maytag DG24CT MAYTAG LAUNDRY (DRYER GAS)
Frigidaire DG250EXD1 Wwh(v1) / Gas Dryer
Frigidaire DG250EXD4 Wwh(v2) / Gas Dryer
Frigidaire DG250EXD5 Wwh(v3) / Gas Dryer
Frigidaire DG250EXF1 Wwh(v4) / Gas Dryer
Frigidaire DG250EXF4 Wwh(v5) / Gas Dryer
Frigidaire DG250EXF5 Wwh(v6) / Gas Dryer
Frigidaire DG250EXH1 Wwh(v7) / Gas Dryer
Frigidaire DG250EXH4 Wwh(v8) / Gas Dryer
Frigidaire DG250EXH5 Wwh(v9) / Gas Dryer
Frigidaire DG250EXV1 Wwh(v10) / Gas Dryer
Frigidaire DG250EXV4 Wwh(v11) / Gas Dryer
Frigidaire DG250EXV5 Wwh(v12) / Gas Dryer
Frigidaire DG250EXW1 Wwh(v13) / Gas Dryer
Frigidaire DG250EXW4 Wwh(v14) / Gas Dryer
Frigidaire DG250EXW5 Wwh(v15) / Gas Dryer
Frigidaire DG250JXD1 Wwh(v1) / Gas Dryer
Frigidaire DG250JXF1 Wwh(v2) / Gas Dryer
Frigidaire DG250JXH1 Wwh(v3) / Gas Dryer
Frigidaire DG250JXV1 Wwh(v4) / Gas Dryer
Frigidaire DG250JXW1 Wwh(v5) / Gas Dryer
Frigidaire DG250KXD1 Wwh(v3) / 27 " Gas Dryer
Frigidaire DG250KXD2 Wwh(v3) / 27 " Gas Dryer
Frigidaire DG250KXD3 Wwh(v3) / 27 " Gas Dryer
Frigidaire DG250KXD4 Wwh(v2) / 27 " Gas Dryer
Frigidaire DG250KXH1 Wwh(v2) / 27 " Gas Dryer
Frigidaire DG250KXH2 Wwh(v2) / 27 " Gas Dryer
Frigidaire DG250KXH3 Wwh(v2) / 27 " Gas Dryer
Frigidaire DG250KXW1 Wwh(v1) / 27 " Gas Dryer
Frigidaire DG250KXW2 Wwh(v1) / 27 " Gas Dryer
Frigidaire DG250KXW3 Wwh(v1) / 27 " Gas Dryer
Frigidaire DG250KXW4 Wwh(v1) / 27 " Gas Dryer
Maytag DG25CS MAYTAG LAUNDRY (DRYER GAS)
Maytag DG26CA MAYTAG COMMERCIAL LAUNDRY (DRYER GAS)
Maytag DG26CD MAYTAG COMMERCIAL LAUNDRY (DRYER GAS)
Maytag DG26CS MANUAL, PARTS (DRYER GAS)
Maytag DG26CT MAYTAG COMMERCIAL LAUNDRY (DRYER GAS)
Frigidaire DG27A5WAFA Gib(v2) / 27 " Gas Dryer
Frigidaire DG27A5WAFB Gib(v2) / 27 " Gas Dryer
Frigidaire DG27A5WVFA Gib(v3) / 27 " Gas Dryer
Frigidaire DG27A5WVFX Gib(v3) / 27 " Gas Dryer
Frigidaire DG27A5WXFC Gib(v2) / 27 " Gas Dryer
Frigidaire DG27A5WXFD Gib(v2) / 27 " Gas Dryer
Frigidaire DG27A5WXFE Gib(v2) / 27 " Gas Dryer
Frigidaire DG27A5WXFF Gib(v2) / 27 " Gas Dryer
Frigidaire DG27A7WVFA Gib(v1) / 27 " Gas Dryer
Frigidaire DG27A7WVFX Gib(v1) / 27 " Gas Dryer
Frigidaire DG27A7WXFB Gib(v1) / 27 " Gas Dryer
Frigidaire DG27A7WXFC Gib(v1) / 27 " Gas Dryer
Frigidaire DG27A7WXFD Gib(v1) / 27 " Gas Dryer
Frigidaire DG27A7WXFE Gib(v1) / 27 " Gas Dryer
Frigidaire DG27A8WAFA Gib(v1) / 27 " Gas Dryer
Frigidaire DG27A8WAFB Gib(v1) / 27 " Gas Dryer
Maytag DG27CA MANUAL, PARTS (DRYER GAS)
Maytag DG27CD MAYTAG COMMERCIAL LAUNDRY (DRYER GAS)
Maytag DG27CS MAYTAG LAUNDRY (DRYER GAS)
Maytag DG27CT MAYTAG LAUNDRY (DRYER GAS)
Frigidaire DG27S6DTMA Gib(v1) / Gas Dryer
Frigidaire DG27S6DVFA Gib(v2) / 27 " Gas Dryer
Frigidaire DG27S6FTMA Gib(v3) / Gas Dryer
Frigidaire DG27S6WPMA Gib(v1) / Stackable Gas Dryers
Frigidaire DG27S6WPMB Gib(v2) / Stackable Gas Dryers
Frigidaire DG27S6WPMC Gib(v3) / Stackable Gas Dryers
Frigidaire DG27S6WTMA Gib(v4) / Gas Dryer
Frigidaire DG27S6WVFA Gib(v1) / 27 " Gas Dryer
Frigidaire DG27S6WVFB Gib(v1) / 27 " Gas Dryer
Frigidaire DG27S6WVFC Gib(v1) / 27 " Gas Dryer
Frigidaire DG27S6YTMA Gib(v2) / Gas Dryer
Frigidaire DG27S8WAGA Gib(v1) / 27 " Gas Dryer
Frigidaire DG27S8WAGB Gib(v1) / 27 " Gas Dryer
Frigidaire DG27T3WAFA Gib(v3) / 27 " Gas Dryer
Frigidaire DG27T3WAFB Gib(v3) / 27 " Gas Dryer
Frigidaire DG27T3WVFA Gib(v2) / 27 " Gas Dryer
Reply With Quote
See inside of your appliance - diagrams and part photos for virtually every model.

powered by AppliancePartsPros.com
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 07-31-2009, 08:59 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 7
wolf8963 is on a distinguished road
Default

I dont know but it sounds like it could be hold coil on the gas valve. I don't know the specs but with the dryer unplugged, the coil continuity should read something other than infinite on both coils. Specs for mine are around 2000 ohms...

good luck
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 07-31-2009, 10:14 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 6
MsFixit2 is on a distinguished road
Question Maytag dryer DG 312

Quote:
Originally Posted by wolf8963 View Post
I dont know but it sounds like it could be hold coil on the gas valve. I don't know the specs but with the dryer unplugged, the coil continuity should read something other than infinite on both coils. Specs for mine are around 2000 ohms...

good luck
Since my last post, I have disassembled the dryer further and checked both the coils, a thing that looks like a thermostat that is attached to the vent in the very front of the dryer. and a sensor that is attached to the flame tube immediately adjacent to the igniter. The coils both show continuity, the thermostat thingie reads 2 when checking for ohms (digital multimeter), and the sensor gives me a wild range of readings, then sometimes settles on 1. I don't know what that means. If that is not the problem, I have only a few options left, one of which is that fuse that is supposed to be in the back near the vent opening.

Somebody out there knows exactly what is wrong with my machine, and exactly how to fix it. I eagerly await your advice!
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 08-01-2009, 01:41 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 1
Xachary is on a distinguished road
Default

Weak coils.. Common with Maytag.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 08-01-2009, 04:58 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 6
MsFixit2 is on a distinguished road
Lightbulb

Quote:
Originally Posted by Xachary View Post
Weak coils.. Common with Maytag.
So, I should replace both coils? I understand that, although there are two, they are not interchangeable. It makes sense to me that, if one is weak or bad, the other may be, too. Besides, while I have the machine in pieces anyway...Thanks! I'll do it and get back to ya with some feedback.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 08-04-2009, 02:20 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 7
wolf8963 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MsFixit2 View Post
So, I should replace both coils? I understand that, although there are two, they are not interchangeable. It makes sense to me that, if one is weak or bad, the other may be, too. Besides, while I have the machine in pieces anyway...Thanks! I'll do it and get back to ya with some feedback.

I just replaced mine (Kenmore) with intermittent heating problem. I got the coils in a kit that included both.

Id replace both. Unless one is physically damaged (bulged) or reads open or way out of specs with an ohm meter, it'd be difficult to know which one was bad.
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 08-06-2009, 12:24 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 6
MsFixit2 is on a distinguished road
Thumbs up

Quote:
Originally Posted by wolf8963 View Post
I just replaced mine (Kenmore) with intermittent heating problem. I got the coils in a kit that included both.

Id replace both. Unless one is physically damaged (bulged) or reads open or way out of specs with an ohm meter, it'd be difficult to know which one was bad.
Thanks! I just received my new coils, installed them, and did my first load of laundry - which is the true test. It looks to me like, together, we've solved my problem. Thanks again!
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 08-06-2009, 12:31 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 6
MsFixit2 is on a distinguished road
Thumbs up Maytag dryer problem solved!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Xachary View Post
Weak coils.. Common with Maytag.
Thank you, thank you, Xachary! I wouldn't have thought weak coils created my dilemma, but I have now replaced them, and I believe you were right! Kudos to everyone who answered me, and to AppliancePartsPros.com!
Reply With Quote
See inside of your appliance - diagrams and part photos for virtually every model.

powered by AppliancePartsPros.com
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Maytag Gas Dryer lxk8 Dryer Repair 3 07-22-2010 12:06 PM
maytag gas dryer will run then won't kennew Dryer Repair 3 10-16-2009 05:03 PM
Maytag Gas Dryer Steve Barbara Dryer Repair 0 08-27-2009 01:52 PM
Maytag gas dryer essy9 Dryer Repair 0 06-29-2009 01:05 PM
Maytag gas Dryer Dwasko Dryer Repair 0 06-08-2009 03:15 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:45 PM.

The content on this web site is for informational purposes only and is not intended to replace an on-site diagnosis from a qualified appliance service technician. By reading any content on this site you agree to AppliancePartsPros.com , Inc. disclaimer and Terms of Use.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17