Model #SDG4606AWW MAYTAG Residential Dryer

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  • Front Bulkhead, Air Duct & Cylinder
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  • Rear Blkhd, Air Duct, Roller&htr (ele)
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  • Rear Bulkhead, Roller & Air Duct (gas)
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  • Motor & Fan
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  • Gas Valve & Igniter
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  • Supplemental Information
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  • Wiring Information
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  • Gas Valve & Igniter (series 16)
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Q:

fix my clothes dryer

A:

From the description you give the dryer will heat to start with but then stops heating but it does continue to run.

The wiring diagram in the image below may help you with this problem.

The thermostat could cause this problem but usually a thermostat will work or not and don't fail as you indicate.

If the dryer continues to run then the thermal fuse is okay.

For this problem I would suggest pulling the dryer out from the wall and disconnecting the vent hose. Run a cycle with the vent off and see if it heats any longer. A restricted vent might cause the heat to short cycle and not dry very well but it usually will keep heating.

The key to the problem is if the ignitor continues to cycle on and off. If the ignitor continues to glow at intervals then the problem is most likely with the gas coils or gas valve.

You can remove the lower access panel and check if the ignitor continues to glow intermittently.

If the ignitor cycles on and off but there is not heat after the first then the gas coils or valve is the cause of this problem.

The complete gas valve 37001002 is available for approximately $85 dollars while the coil kit with 2 coils cost around $45 dollars.

Both could be replaced as a do-it-yourself project if you're comfortable with such projects.

I hope this information is helpful to you but submit another question with any additional details for further assistance.

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Fred M -
Sears Technician
May 22, 2010
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Thank you for the answer but I wanted to make sure that I have explained you the problem in complete details. The dryer heat comes on for a few minutes and then the heat shuts off and the heat does not come back again. If you shut off the dryer for a couple of hours and restart the dryer the heat comes on again for a few minutes. The dryer keeps running with cold air till the clothes dry. Lot of air comes out from the vent so the vent is not clogged. Do you still think that it might be the gas valve or the gas coils? Where is the access to the valve and the coils? Thank you very much. Jasi

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Jasi -
May 22, 2010
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I had the same problem with the same model. The dryer operated normally for a few cycles, but stopped working after a few minutes. An hour later I tried the unit again, and the dryer cycled on one time only. The problem was an "intermittent" open solenoid winding. It would allow normal operation for a few cycles, but eventually the wire would separate causing an open circuit. I hope this helps. The gas solenoid pair is in the front of the dryer, behind the bottom panel. They are easily accessible.

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Dan -
April 02, 2013
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