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Timer stopped running, no heat

Found dryer running after starting night before. Timer does not run in regular or delicate cycles. OK in air fluff mode. Replaced timer module and cycling thermostat, still same problem.Also no heat, Igniter glows red, then shuts off. All other thermostats check OK with ohmeter. gas switch problem or what else?

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  • ivynewman Oct 14, 2008

    This is a gas dryer

  • ivynewman Oct 14, 2008

    All electrical connections are good.

  • ivynewman Oct 14, 2008

    Gas is on. What activates switch or regulator.

  • ivynewman Oct 16, 2008

    I checked on gas valve assembly cost ( $ 120.00 ) decided to call technicain out and was actually valve coil probem. Total cost of service call $ 87.00 including parts. Too bad I already spent $ 110.00 on parts I did not need ( Timer and cycling thermostat ) Sometimes your better off just calling an expert. By the way, the valve coil part was only $ 20.00 part. This is a common problem according to technician on most gas dryers around 6-10 years old.

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The valve body is the problem there is a one way valve inside it if thois fails the gas will not flow to your burner. this is a prevention feature it's design is to keep back pressure to insure a flame doesn't travel back through to the source and cause an explosion.the valve body will have an intergrated regulater so replace the whole valve assembly and it should take care of the problem

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Stupid note --?? IS gas on--??
If igniter glows then the gas switch or regulator are not being activated. Igniter goes out because it isn't sensing a flame, so you thermocoupler should be working.
Fran

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    Fran Bednar Oct 14, 2008

    Forgot to note: your timer may be being stopped by a gas pressure sensor.

  • Fran Bednar
    Fran Bednar Oct 16, 2008

    LIKE I SAID GAS SWITCH not being activated.

    Thanks for trying.

    Fran



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It could also be a loose or bad ground inside of the dryer itself. I actually had this happen once.

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Hi,

If your dryer doesn't heat, check these:


Power from the house Check to see whether there's power getting to the dryer. Is it plugged in? Check for blown fuses or tripped circuit breakers--your dryer uses two fuses or circuit breakers. The dryer could tumble but not heat if only one of the two fuses is blown. If you have circuit breakers, one of the two circuit breakers can trip, even if the two for the dryer are connected.

Heating element Often a dryer heating element burns out, but doesn't trip the circuit breaker or blow a fuse. The heating element is simply a long coil of special wire. You can check it for continuity with an ohm meter. No continuity means the element is bad and you need to replace it--electric heating elements aren't repairable.

Thermal fuse On many dryers, there's a thermal fuse mounted to the exhaust duct inside the back cover panel. The fuse--which is about an inch long--is usually embedded in black resin and mounted in a white plastic housing. If the fuse has blown, you need to replace it. (You can't re-set it.)

Wiring A common problem is for the main wiring connection from the house, at the dryer, to burn and break its connection. Because the dryer can still tumble with partial power, the connection may be only partially defective. You may need to replace both the power cord to the dryer and the terminal block inside the dryer that the wire is attached to.

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