Dryer heats once when turned on and then you have to wait 15 minutes to restart it

ApplianceMaytag Dryer


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers

Scott From Lake Forest, CA

Aug 08, 2011

1 out of 2 people found this instruction helpful

Well, had I read more of the reviews on this website, I would have learned that my problem was the valve coils. Instead, I assumed it was the igniter, so I ordered and installed a new igniter to no avail. I was about to just go buy a new dryer at Home Depot and spend $600, but I had to try again so I read more reviews on this website and began measuring resistances across the valve coils and discovered I had a bad one. I ordered both just to be safe, and installed them and quickly enjoyed my first uninterrupted dryer cycle in over a year (for over a year, I had been stopping and restarting my dryer about 10 times for each cycle). So THANKS for this website and to all the home technicians who posted symptoms, resistances, and how-to-do-its to help me get this done. It was an empowering experience to fix this and have bookmarked this website for any future appliance fixes. It's a great website with all its schematics and postings.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Secondary Coil Valve - 3 Terminals (Now subbed to 'M' Series New Style Coil Kit)

Part Number: PS334310

In Stock

Two Terminal Gas Valve Coil (Now subbed to 'M' Series New Style Coil Kit)

Part Number: PS334310

In Stock