Dryer would not heat up properly. It would heat initially but once the heat was off it would not come on again.

ApplianceMaytag Dryer

Modelmdg8600aww

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Screw drivers
Socket set

Joseph From Chicago, IL

Dec 20, 2011

3 out of 3 people found this instruction helpful

I followed the advice posted by other customers. I took the front off the dryer, put the door back in place and ran a cycle. I could see that the igniter was heating properly, but no gas was flowing. Based on what I read I concluded that it was a problem with one of the gas valve coils. It was relatively inexpensive to replace both (and the dry is 10 years old), so I didn't go to the trouble of determining the bad one. I replaced them both. Obviously I unplugged the dryer (no need to turn off gas). There were 2 screws that held the bracket in place which holds the coils. I disconnected the coils, removed the bracket screws, replaced the coils, reattached the bracket screws and reconnected the coils. I then reattached the front plate to the dryer. It was very easy and took about 20 minutes and I had never worked on a dryer before.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

'M' Series New Style Coil Kit

Part Number: PS334310

$16.53
In Stock