Maytag Gas Dryer not heating

Dryer not heating up
November 11, 2015 – 05:09 pm
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I have a Maytag gas-based dryer (Model # PYG2000AWW) from about 10-12 years ago that started getting much louder a few months ago. Then I started noticing that it needed 2 or 3 cycles just to dry a normal load of clothes. Now, the clothes will barely get even lukewarm despite 5+ cycles.

I'd rather not spend $600+ to replace the dryer if it means cheaply fixing it. Also, I am not sure if the excessively noisy tumbling is related to the heating process (or lack thereof).

I am a complete newbie at appliance repair, but I am willing to fiddle around with the D-I-Y route, and/or possibly professional repair (as long as the repair doesn't cost as much as replacing the unit). Research online is sporadic; some say it might gas coils valves, some say it is the igniter, some say it is as basic as cleaning the ducts. Many others online say fixing a dryer is not too difficult.

For everyone's reference, I took a very quick video of the noise this morning. Apologies in advance that the video is pretty dark (my basement is barely finished so lighting is limited). However, the :

1. Would you guys be able to tell me roughly what you think is wrong with the dryer? If I can at least have an idea as to what may be wrong, I can diagnose next action steps.

2. If possible, do you think it is an easy fix? Again, I am hoping to save money (especially if this is a quick and easy fix).

3. Do you think there are any safety issues with the dryer? Besides the video, I attached a photo of the dryer. The back grill (in the middle of the picture) seems a little darkened/burnt. I'm not sure what that means, though, if anything.

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Maytag gas dryer heat problem? | Yahoo Answers

It's normal for them to cycle, but not that often. Possibly you have an air flow problem. You might check the lint screen, and the air exhaust hose to see if there is a restriction. Good Luck

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