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PartSelect Number PS373025
This flat style igniter comes with a wire harness connector. This part ignites the gas within the dryer. Bracket is NOT included.
This part works with the following brands: Whirlpool, Admiral, Estate, Inglis, Kenmore, KitchenAid, Roper, Maytag, Crosley, Jenn-Air, Hardwick, Magic Chef, Amana, Caloric & Glenwood.
This part fixes the following symptoms:
Accessed the front of the dryer cab by removing 4 screws (2 cover, 2 hinge) which also allowed the door to be removed. The front panel pivots at the bottom, towards the front. Changed the igniter first (loosen 1 screw, slide old unit out, slide new unit in, retighten screw, transfer electrical connector) though the unit looked OK, then changed the gas valve solenoid coil packs (disconnect electrical plugs, remove coil bracket (2 screws), swap new coils for old, and reassemble). Vacuumed up loose dirt and reinstalled front panel and door. Also removed, cleaned, shortened, and reinstalled the dryer flex duct as a maintenance item. Dryer works perfectly again!
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I watched your YouTube video. Access to the interior of the dryer and replacing parts was EASY. Unlike the machines in the videos ACCESS is VERY EASY as only one panel needs to be removed. Access is from the FRONT PANEL and secured by two top clips and two front bottom screws. Just unscrew and swing the bottom up at about a 45 degree angle; the panel comes off and can be placed to the side. I first replaced a thermostat and a coil kit but still no heat. I then ordered a new FLAT STYLE IGNITER ( which I discovered was broken off ) and a RADIANT FLAME SENSOR and these parts FIXED THE PROBLEM. Parts cost about $90 (Dec. 2016) including shipping.
shut off gas to dryer took apart the old and installed the new gas valve and glow coil.
My Maytag gas dryer model MDG7600AWW is about 12 years old. Everything else works fine except it takes 4-5 drying cycles instead of 1 to completely dry my clothes properly. The flat igniter was simply cracked but not broken so it only worked some times. My gas dryer igniter and the 2 ignition coils work hand in hand so I replaced all 3 parts. The ignition coils provide a solid and consistent power supply to the igniter for proper burner tube function. Disconnect power cord from wall outlet. Shut off gas supply by turning the wall gas valve off. Remove 2 small philips screws to detach front panel door from dryer frame. Remove 2 additional philips screws on left front side panel inner door frame. Gently pull front dryer panel off beginning at top and put it aside. Igniter and the 2 ignition coils are plainly visible and easily accessible at bottom right corner of dryer. Igniter is attached to the burner tube and facing into the heater housing assembly. The 2 ignition coils are attached just above the gas valve on the rear of the burner tube. The ignition coils are simply attached to the rear of the heater tube with one bracket using 2 small philips screws. First, disconnect igniter plug wire harness. Next, I recommend using a small open end applicable size wrench (5/16 perhaps) to remove attaching igniter screw. A small 1/4 ratchet with applicable socket size may also be used. Handle the igniter only from the white ceramic part when installing. You don't have to completely remove the igniter screw from the burner tube. The igniter has a white ceramic horse shoe shape slot in which the attaching screw goes through for tightening to the burner tube. Just unscrew generously for removal and replacement of the igniter. Do NOT over tighten igniter screw as the white ceramic plate may break from over torqing. Reconnect igniter wire plug harness. The igniter part I used was PartSelect Number PS373025. Next, remove the ignition coil bracket by unscrewing the 2 small philips screws from rear of the heater tube frame. Remove only 1 ignition coil at a time by removing the wire plug harness and simply lifting upward. One coil will have 2 prongs while the other has 3 prongs so you can't go wrong when reconnecting the wire plug harnesses. I used the PartSelect 'M' Series New Style Coil Kit (2 coils included)which was PartSelect Number PS334310. Replace the front dryer panel back. Attach the front door to the panel and dryer frame using the 2 philips screws. Attach the 2 left side inner door front panel philips screws to dryer frame. Turn on the wall gas valve. Reconnect power cord to wall outlet.
Replaced igniter, then the two coils on the gas valve. I'm not sure which actually fixed the problem as I was not testing the repair correctly. I needed to attempt to dry an actual load of wet clothes.
AS it turned out the problem was not the igniter but the timer of which we figured out how to force it to work but now we will be ordering the part from your great company.Thanks for everything.Carolyn Richrath
Remove the dryer door hinges from whichever side they are attached to.Remove the two plastic tabs on the opposite side from hinges. Tilt the front panel forward and lift to remove. All the parts are located in the bottom front side of dryer. Two screws remove coil valve cover, the coils slide upward for removal. One coil has two prongs, one has three, replace them in correct positions and reattach cover. One screw holds igniter in place, remove and unplug old one, carefully install new one so not to damage it. Thermostat has one screw holding it in, remove and unplug four wires, remember to plug each wire into new thermostat before removing the next one so you don't wire it incorrectly. Reinstall front panel of dryer and you're done.
After locating the two screws (feel along the bottom of the front door panel) that holds the front panel, and figuring out how to take off the front panel ( lift up until the two clips connecting to the top panel comes loose), the rest of the repair was easy. Just a socket wrench to unscrew the igniter and disengage the wiring.
Simple I had my husband do it. This dryer must be 30 plus years old, couldn't bear to part with the Maytag.
Replace the igniter. Access thru small door in front of dryer. Loosen screw securing igniter, slide igniter toward back of dryer to free it from screw, disconnect wiring at plastic connector and remove unit from dryer. Reverse for installation.
i replaced the two coils and the flay style igniter ( broke the igniter during install, its VERY brittle) so i have to get another one. Otherwise easy fixing
4ea screws to take off the door and front panel.1ea 1/4" bolt to loosen the old igniterUnplug IgniterTo install, reverse the order. It took me more time to open the box than to install it.
Take the front panel off,remove the two philips screws in the bottom of panel to get it off. Unplug the start switch (two wires) set aside. Unscrew the igniter (one hex head screw) remove igniter. When replacing igniter place a wash rag or soft material down 1st so that the fragile igniter doesn't get bumped, it will break easily. Put the screw back in the igniter, plug in the switch, put the door back on. The dryer will light & the timer will work.
unscrewed and unpluged old igniter and reconected the new one. saved over $100 in just 10 mins.
Unplugged the machine. Removed the front cover by removing the 2 Philips screws near the bottom of the front of the machine. Unplugged the igniter. Replaced it. Put this all back together.Note: Fire will not stay on while front cover is off or door is open.
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