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Troubleshooting Gas Dryer Problems


Drum Spins, But No Heat

  • Check the burner and the controls to see if they are faulty. Adjust the air shutter to readjust the air flow. Loosen the screw on the air shutter and move the shutter until the flame looks light blue in color.If this doesn't work, have the dryer serviced. Other problems could be the timer, thermostat or centrifugal switch, all of which can be replaced.
  • Motor On, But Drum Doesn't Turn
  • Replace the worn or broken drum belt that spins the drum. The idler and motor pulleys that spin the belt, the tension spring and the roller that the drum rides upon may also be causing the problem. Try tightening the motor pulley. Have the parts replaced, or the motor serviced.
  • Slow Drying Time
  • Clean out the exhaust vent, the exhaust paths and the lint screen.Check the door and drum seals to see if they are worn. If damaged, have the seals replaced. Replace the thermostat if it is faulty. Adjusting the air shutter may correct the problem.
  • Dryer Gets Too Hot
  • Unclog the exhaust vent and clean the lint screen. This holds in theheat instead of allowing it to pass out of the dryer. Make sure thatthe exhaust vent is installed properly. Try adjusting the air shutter.If the thermostat is faulty, have it replaced.
  • Dryer Makes Noise
  • Tighten any loose parts that shake as the dryer operates. Replace the worn belt, idler pulley or support rollers. The noise could also be a loose blower that will need to be fixed or replaced. Noise can also indicate that the motor bearings are damaged; if this is the case,service the motor.
  • Dryer Doesn't Operate
  • Check the power cord to determine if it is unplugged or damaged. If the door switch, thermostat, timer, motor switch or start switch is damaged, have it replaced. If the motor-overload protector was activated due to too many clothes in the dryer, let the machine restated cool down for 15 minutes.


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    If the flame flickers, adjust the pilot (see below).
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    3. If the pilot goes out when you release the control knob, try relighting, holding the control knob down longer. If the pilot again goes out, check the thermocouple (below).
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    1. Remove any cap covering the pilot adjusting screw on a combination control.
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    Test and replace a thermocouple:
    1. Hold the control knob to pilot and light the pilot as above.
    2. Unscrew the thermocouple fitting with an open-ended wrench.
    3. Set a multimeter to the DVC (lowest voltage) scale.
    4. Clip one multimeter lead to the end of the thermocouple tube nearest the pilot and the other lead to the fitting on the other end of the tube.
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    In a gas dryer, heat is provided by a gas heater that is controlled by an air shutter. The gas heater is generally the source of no-heat or drying problems. You can often correct such problems by adjusting the air shutter on the gas burner, which is located along the bottom of the dryer.

    To adjust the shutter, take out the screws and remove the panel that covers the gas flame. Turn on the dryer so the flame is burning. If the flame has a deep blue color and you hear air whistling around the burner, the air/gas mixture is receiving too much air. If the flame has a yellow tip, the mixture is not receiving enough air. Turn the thumbscrew or loosen the two screws slightly to increase or decrease the flow of air to the burner. Keep turning until the flame is a light blue color, without any yellow, and the whistling stops.

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