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never heard of having a pilot light as well an ignitor, the two don't go together. If your have a pilot light that is on the unit is getting gas. If there is pilot light there is usually a knob to switch between pilot light, off, and active on. maybe set to pilot light only.
Motor runs, but main burner will not ignite
1.heat switch set wrong---correct switch setting
2.defective timer or timer circuit---check timer wiring--replace timer motor or switch as needed
3.defective centrifugal switch in motor---clean switch or replace as needed
4.gas supply valve closed----open gas valve
5.inoperative solenoid coil---test coil for open circuit & the voltage to it
Pilot burner goes out
1.insufficient gas supply---- low gas pressure or clogged pilot filter or partially closed gas valve
2.carbon deposit on thermocouple tube---clean tube & check pilot burner for proper combustion
3.improperly adjusted pilot flame--adjust pilot flame until faint yellow tip begins to appear
4.faulty ignition or reset valve or thermocouple---replace
After 9 years you are going to need to replace some parts. If the ignitor works and the flame sensor is shutting down the gas but the flame stops after a while or not at all then them cols need to be replaced.
If you can send me the model number that is on the front panel just inside the door I can tell you for sure what kind of ignition it has. If it is newer than 20 years old it is most likely a hot surface or glow bar ignition and does not require lighting.
probably not as these rarely go. More likely is that the glow bar ignitor on the gas valve has failed. Unlike old gas models, today's dryers do not use a standing pilot but a glow ignitor. This is the weakest link in the system. Part number fsp-279311
There are 2 house fuses in the dryer circuit. If 1 of the 2 fuses is blown, the drum may turn but the heater will not operate. Gas supply valve is not open (gas models). Dryer does not have anough air supply to support the burner flame (gas models). LP gas supply tank is empty or there has been a utility interruption of natural gas (gas models).Replace fuse. Check to make sure supply valve is open. See INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS for procedure. See INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS. Refill or replace tank. Dryer should heat when utility service is restored
First, let me be sure that you have a pilot light on this dryer. Most dryers (even the older ones) use an electric ignitor to ignite the gas flow. This ignitor will glow red or orange, and a flame sensor will start the flow. If you are not sure that you have a pilot light, try starting it a couple of times and let it run for about 30 minutes. These units sometimes get air in the lines (especially if they were opened for repair) and the air has to get purged from the system before it will light completely. Let me know for sure about the pilot sysem, because they are so very old, you usually cant get parts for them anymore. Thanks!!!