How to Determine if the Ignitor Is Bad on My Dryer?

Answer If your gas dryer tumbles the clothes but doesn't dry them, it may have a bad ignitor. The ignitor on a dryer is responsible for igniting the gas to produce heat. Periodically, it may burn out. Ign... Read More »

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How to Diagnose a Bad Ignitor on a Neptune Dryer?

Maytag’s Neptune appliance series includes both gas and electric dryers. If your unit is a gas dryer, it uses an ignition system to light the gas and heat the clothes in the drum. If you don’t ... Read More »

How do I determine my Clothes Dryer Fuel Type?

If it has a big cord and oversized outlet, it's electric. If you are still unsure, post the model number. It's probably around the opening.

How to Replace a Furnace Ignitor?

If you have a relatively new furnace it is probably equipped with a hot-surface ignitor. These ignite the gas when your furnace turns on. Electricity passes through the ignitors and causes them to ... Read More »

How to Test an Oven Ignitor?

The gas ignitor has electricity passing through it, which opens the gas valve in the bottom of the oven. If electrical resistance stays low in the ignitor, the burner flame continues to heat the ig... Read More »