Heat would not maintain itself throughout the cycle

ApplianceMaytag Dryer

ModelDG412

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Pliers
Screw drivers

Daniel From Lavale, MD

Oct 11, 2013

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I removed the two screws at the base of the front panel and lifted it up until the two clips at the top disengaged. On the bottom right the access to the coil kit, radiant flame sensor and igniter was very direct and easy to replace. The coil kit has two screws holding a metal plate and two wire connectors. The igniter is easy to replace, but be careful to only hold it by the ceramic insert. The flame sensor is on the side, which requires a 1/4 inch socket to make an easy reach. After installing these three parts there was a slight improvement in the heating, so I ordered the High temp. thermostat and cycling thermostat which ultimately did the trick. It sounds like I was throwing part after part at the problem, but now it runs like new. You have to remember this model is ~34 years old. It was just my way to troubleshoot the problem. Much better than buying a new dryer. Also Part select was very quick with their delivery. It only took 2 days for each shipment.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

'M' Series New Style Coil Kit

Part Number: PS334310

$14.26
In Stock

Radiant Flame Sensor

Part Number: PS344761

$25.16
In Stock

Flat Style Igniter

Part Number: PS373025

$15.64
In Stock