Gas dryer would only occasionally heat up.

ApplianceMaytag Dryer


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Screw drivers

Daniel From East China, MI

Jan 03, 2008

52 out of 56 people found this instruction helpful

I noticed that the igniter would glow white hot for about 5 to 10 seconds, but would only ignite every once in a while. I decided that it was probably the gas valve that was bad. I removed the wires to the igniter and valve, and removed the two screws that secured the valve to the frame. I accidentally bumped the igniter as I removed the valve from the dryer - it broke! The igniter is extremely delicate, be careful not to touch it. When the new valve and igniter came in, I swapped some of the mounting hardware and installed the valve and igniter. I reattached the wires. The dryer fired up immediately - it was an easy fix.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Flat Style igniter (Now subbed to Flat Style Igniter)

Part Number: PS373025

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USE WPL 306176 (Now subbed to Gas Valve with Coils)

Part Number: PS2029797

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