Gas dryer would not heat - pilot lit briefly then went off

ApplianceMaytag Dryer


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers

William From Chicago, IL

Jun 25, 2008

3 out of 5 people found this instruction helpful

Same as others.
1. Unplug dryer from power source
2. Use nut driver to remove two front screws at bottom of dryer
3. Disconnect cable connected to Secondary Coil (this is the coil towards the rear of the dryer)
4. Use angled phillips screw driver to loosen screws holding cap on top of the two coils. (Angled tool not required but seemed easiest to me)
5. Slide top cap back towards lock screw to allow coil to be lifted out
6. Remove and replace secondary coil
7. Replace cap, tighten screws to lock in place, reconnect cable to coil
8. Restore power to dryer, test and confirm gas flame stays lit
9. Replace lower front panel on unit

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

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

Part Number: PS334310

In Stock