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    Default Maytag dryer with low heat

    Model Number: LDG9206AAE
    Brand: Maytag
    Age: 6-10 years

    I have replaced the coils, the cycling thermostat, the high limit thermostat, the flame sensor, and yet the heat still seems low. It seems to me to be taking too long to dry. Up until about 6 mos ago it was hooked up to a vent run that was waaay too long, and who knows how clogged with lint. We moved, and now the vent run is right, and clear from the blower wheel to the outside. My timer also does not advance in auto mode, but advances fine in timed mode. The only things I haven't changed out are the heat switch, the timer, and the fuse of which I only see one, and it tested fine. Does anyone have any suggestions?

    Thank You, Stephanie

    LDG9206AAE
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    It sounds like you may be having a problem with the coils on the gas valve. When they get weak they won't always open the gas valve. One way to check it is to watch the igniter glow red and when it clicks off see if you get a flame every time. Most gas dryers have a small plastic plug on the lower front panel (usually the logo) that pops out so you can view the gas valve. Most of the time when they fail, they work normal for the first few cycles then start sticking. If they start sticking closed and there is no flame the cycling thermostat won't open to advance the timer motor in auto dry.

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    Thank you for your response, but... My coils are brand new, they were the first thing I replaced. And I get a flame every time the igniter glows.

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    Is there any way you can get a temperature reading at the vent. A meat thermometer will work. What cycle are you using for testing? You should be using timed dry high heat and see if that works first.
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    I don't have a "high heat" setting, I only have heat and fluff. I put the dryer on heat, timed dry, and put the meat thermometer right where the air exits the dryer. The lowest temp on my thermometer is 130 it got no where near that. The air coming out the vent on the outside of the house doesn't feel warm.

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    OK, you have the machine completely assembled, correct? When you first start the machine, can you hear the gas turn on? Does it not come back on?
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    yes, the machine is completely assembled, and I can watch the flame come on every time the igniter glows, through the tiny little peep hole in the front. I hear a significant "click" somewhere around the time the igniter glows and the flame comes on, then a softer kind of "bonk" sound just before the flame goes out.

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    And you're saying the temperature at the vent is less than 130*F on timed dry, heat. It sounds like an air flow problem. Check the blower wheel and see if it's stripped on the shaft and the housing isn't packed with lint. It sounds like the gas valve assembly is working correctly. Since you replaced the cycling thermostat already, either there isn't enough air flow and the flame piles up on the cycling thermostat keeping it from getting hot or the contact points in the timer are burned not letting the correct voltage get to the gas valve. You can set your meter to measure VAC and disconnect the two wires going to the gas valve and insert your meter probes, one in each wire. Start the machine and slowly rotate the timer through the timed dry setting. Watch the voltage on you meter it should remain at 110 VAC.
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    Yes, the temp in the vent never even got close to 130. I have checked the blower wheel, and it is not clogged, and it turns with the drum movement. The vent run is completely clear from the lint trap all the way to the exterior vent flapper door. At this point I think it would seem to me that the timer is the issue, since it seems everything else has either been replaced, or is working correctly. What do you think?

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    Don't replace it without checking it. It's not common for that style timer to fail very often.
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