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Ckd for 110 volts to valve connection.. or just try jumping out flame sensor temporaly it mounts on side of burner 2 wires

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The ignitor and burner assembly/burner tube are accessible from the rear and the rear panel must be removed.

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Once that has been removed, you'll need to remove the rear drum support & drum.

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Our dryer stopped blowing out warm or hot air. All the buttons still work and cool air still comes. Any suggestions?


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Check the heating element, burner operation, ignitor, thermal fuse, and the wiring (power cord).

  • Visually inspect your heating element for any broken or burned areas. The heating element is a coil made from a nickel-chrome alloy, called nichrome.
  • When the burner is operating properly, the flame should be clean and blue.
  • If the ignitor is cycling without the burner lighting, you probably have defective electrical coils in the gas valve. These coils look like black cylinders with wires coming out the top of them, and are located near the burner valve assembly. When they get power, they open up and allow the gas to get through to the burner. If this is a new installation, make sure the gas valve is turned on.
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First clean all the dust and lint from around the burner and its components, including the sensor which 'tells' the dryer that the ignitor is on or the burner is lit.

There are two different types of ignitors. The most common glows a bright red to light the burner. The other gives off a series of sparks.

In either case, a visual examination should tell you whether the ignitor is working. Before you start the dryer, remove the burner access panel. Have someone start the dryer while you look into the burner unit to see if you see the 'glow plug' or the 'sparker' trying to light the burner. If not, the ignitor is probably bad.

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