Maytag Atlantis Dryer (Mod: MDG7400AWW)

Discussion in 'Appliances' started by lep, Dec 21, 2016.

  1. lep


    Dec 21, 2016
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    Was getting no heat during run-time, so disassembled dryer to perform ohms tests with one wire unhooked. Results:

    Heating element: thermostat-->passed
    Heating element: fuse-->passed
    Heating element: ground check-->passed
    Blower housing: fuse-->passed
    Door frame: Moisture Sensor Bar-->Failed

    With the dryer disassembled, and electrical power and gas turned on and when depressing the open-door limit switch, pulling out the start button (intellisense, and timed heat as well as gentle, normal temp), there is no flame.

    Question is: would a failed moisture sensor bar prevent needed feedback to the system that's required to ignite a flame?
    lep, Dec 21, 2016
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  2. lep

    Edward Holiman

    Jan 16, 2017
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    If you are not getting heat during run-time it is very possible the sensor is bad. But before you swap it out, I would try cleaning the bars at the door frame with a brillo pad and test the sensor again. Sometimes dryer sheet lint and crud can cause the moisture in the clothes that are in the drum not to be detected by the sensor.
    Edward Holiman, Jan 20, 2017
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