So last night the thing just wouldn't work, no matter how much jiggling
of th wires, the ignitor would not light up.
I take the front off to get access, and one wire attached to a prong on
the left side of the gas tube had finally rotted off. I spliced it an
inch down, crimped on a new attachment, and it was good to go...
Except that while I was doing this, the front of the dryer fell
backward, pulling the wire and prong attached to it from the door kill
Being the genius that I am, I spliced the two wires together, therefore
bypassing the kill switch. (so now you can opent he dryer door while it
is spinning - convenient for throwing in that last sock.)
I am officially a member of the club. The Mickey Mouse club.
I will pick up a door kill switch at some point...I am glad I didn't go
$400 for a new dryer when the only issue was a rotten wire.
1979 Maytag dryers rule.