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YG20HN3 Magic Chef Dryer - Instructions

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gas dryer no longer heated up.

  • Customer: Lyle from Creve Coeur IL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Unfortunately this was not the problem, it turned out to be a bad igniter, but, the parts would need replaced soon and now I have a almost new dryer. It was pretty easy and there was help online from utube. The parts were very easy to find and swap out.

Dryer would not turn on.

  • Customer: Jim from KANSAS CITY KS
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Diagnosed the problem as a blown thermal fuse. Ordered High Limit Kit. Watched a YouTube video on how to replace the fuse. A little trouble with dropping a metal bracket -3- times to the bottom of the dryer. A little inginuity solved that problem. Replaced the high limit fuse, and thermal fuse. Cleaned duckwork thouroughly. Was very clogged with lint, which probably caused the overheat problem in the first place.Put everything back together, dryer fired right up!

motor burned up

  • Customer: David from Baton Rouge LA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I'm an ex auto mechanic so I'm pretty good w/my hands. I just followed your instructions on a video you provided & it was really easy. Thanks!

Dryer would not start.

  • Customer: Debra from Branson MO
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
First of all I went to your website and used the instant repairman. I typed in my dryers symptoms and it told me that 63% of the time the high limit kit would fix the problem. I watched the video on how to replace the parts - unfortunately my dryer was diff. than the one in the film. I unscrewed the panel on the back of the controls for my dryer. The rest of the back and sides on my model are one solid piece. Taped inside the panel was the schematic for my dryer. On the schematic it told me that with the top of my dryer opened I should be able to access the high limit thermostat. Using a nut driver I removed the nuts to allow the top of the dryer to open. The thermostat was clearly visible. I had to bend the metal piece it was attached to up, unscrew the thermostat and unclip the wires, screw in the new thermostat, reattach the wires, and bend the metal piece back into place. Unfortunately my schematic did not tell me where to find the thermal fuse which came in the kit and was also supposed to be changed. So I opened the front of the dryer and still could not locate the fuse. But I was able to do A LOT of vacuuming!. Anyway I looked up my dryer online and it said the fuse should be close to the high limit thermostat. So I went back into the top of the dryer and finally located the fuse on the frame that held the heating element. I unsnapped the metal piece that held the fuse in place, unclipped the wires, replaced the fuse, clipped the metal piece back on that held it in place and clipped the wires back on. I screwed the front and top of the dryer back into place and replaced the panel from behind the controls. And YEahhhh. It worked! I ordered my parts one morning and received them the next day. Awesome experience!!!! A GIRL fixed the dryer!

Change new driving belt

  • Customer: Ryszard from Seattle WA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Very easy to installation,first belt has to go on drum and then through pulley,pulley go on it`s place ,need some pressure on pulley to instal it.Very easy.Thank`s for fast belt delivery. Richard

Dryer stopped, no light inside either

  • Customer: Steve from Cornelius NC
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Just picked the most probable solution from the list on partselect and replaced the parts and it started. Have used this site twice now, works great

door seal was dry rotted

  • Customer: Kim from North Windham CT
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
carefully pulled out old seal, then popped in new seal

belt broke

  • Customer: virginia from henderson TN
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
My husband who is in a wheelchair and his freind who had never worked on a dryer,watched the video online and boom! just like that it was fixed!Some nut told me it would cost too much to fix,To just get a new one!Boy am I grateful for you!Thank You.virginia.

Broken dryer belt

  • Customer: Michael from Bon Air VA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
First and foremost, PartSelect is awesome! I placed the order on a Monday afternoon with regular shipping, and I had the belt Tuesday evening. Total repair involved removing several screws to open the top and front of the dryer, then installing the new belt. Pay close attention to the the dryer seal - make sure this is completely set. This was a very, very easy repair, and it cost me less than $20 for part and shipping! Also, the video on the PartSelect site shows exactly how to make this repair, and was very helpful.

Drier would not start.

  • Customer: Michael from Monte Sereno CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
First of all I learned how to open the top and front panel of the drier from the instructional video. I saw the inlet to the blower was completely blocked with a thick bunch of lint. This blockage seemed to have caused damage to the components of the high limit kit. I cleaned inside the drier of the lint and ordered the high limit kit. It arrived within two days. Replacing the thermal limiter mounted horizontally on top of the heater was easy. Figuring out how to disassemble the fuse mounted vertically on the side of the heater was difficult. Here the video was the great help. Replacing the fuse was easy also. After putting the front and top panels back together, I turned on the switch and the drier started and is still working fine.

Broken belt on dryer.

  • Customer: gerald from galion OH
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The repair could not have went better. Did just as video showed and it was up and running in 10 min..The video was very helpfull.

The burner fires up the first time but then never fires again causing no heat

  • Customer: Jerold from Schaumburg IL
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The hardest part is figuring out how to get the unit open. You have to take out the brackets that appear to hold on the timer section and you have to remove the screws under the lint filter. Once you have the top off then you remove the screws that hold the front panel on from the inside. I decided not to remove the drum it seemed like a lot of hassle, instead I went down and got a right angle screwdriver, the terminal valves are in the front of the unit and you only have to remove 2 screws to remove the retainer which holds them both in place. The drum is in the way so you can't use a regular screwdriver and the right angle is a bit slow going but I think it is actually faster than removing and replacing the drum for a novice like myself. Replacing the coils took about 2 minutes and then reassembly another half hour. But the Dryer works great again and for $70 it was well worth it.

Drum not turning, belt broken

  • Customer: Franklin from Midway WV
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
DISCONNECT dryer from power source. Removed 2 screws holding lint filter housing, pulled top cover forward to release the two plastic keepers, raised the top cover. Disconnected two wires from the door switch, removed two screws holding front pannel assembly, slightly raised off of two hooks and removed. Supported drum by placing a strap from one side top under drum to the other side top. Removed broken belt. Vacuume any lint from under and around drum. Slid new belt over drum, under drum stuck folded end of belt through tensioner and on to motor pulley. Reinstalled front pannel assembly by lowering onto two hooks near bottom, removed support strap, reinstalled the two screws, hooked up wirind to door switch, lowerew top back in place inserted two screws back into lint filter housing. Plugged up to power supply. Test operate.

Dryer shut off too soon. Most of the time with in 5 minutes of starting it.

  • Customer: Kelvin from Colorado Springs CO
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Started by buying the High limit Thermostat by its self that did not correct the problem. Bought the High Limit Kit that had the thermostat and thermal fuse (for less dollars) that corected the problem.

need new lint filter

  • Customer: Pamela from Little River KS
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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I bought from you and received part in timely manner. I got it out of the box and replaced. It's better than the one I got new with dryer. Thanks, P.Blades.
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