I put a new ignitor on 2 weeks ago and now the new ignitor doesn't glow. It has the 2 wires to the ignitor so that makes it the glow type? I tested it with a ohms and it read .056 set at X1. If the ignitor is good what else would stop it from at leasted trying to glow. Thanks Mel PS This is not a 62602 Electric Dyer but a Kenmore Gas Dyer, Model # 97310100. I could not send the email unless I picked a product that was on the drop down menu. If you don't not do gas dyers will thanks anyway.
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if the ignitor is glowing you're getting power so it's not a thermal fuse problem and you say you changed the coils.us usually the buzzing sound most likely is the gas valve,check the sensor on the left outer side of the gas tube, pull at least one of the wires off with the dryer unplugged and check the sensor with a meter for continuity,if the sensor is good put it back together,start it and tap on the gas valve,sometimes tapping it frees up the valve and it will ignite,also the ignitor even though it glows could be bad,it works on amps,i think and you can google and check but i think it's 3.2 amps but it sounds like you,re having issues with the gas valve if the sensor is good.hope this helps
This dryer is what I like to call a 4 wheel drive model. Because it has wheels on the front as well as the back. To access the gas assembly you pop open the bottom panel. Strat the dryer and observe the gas assembly. You should hear a click and then the ignitor should glow. Next the flame sensor should trip and cause the ignitor to shut down. The gas will now be allowed to come out and fire off a blast.I have 2 home videos. on shows the operation and replacement of the coils. The other is of an electric model but shows how to put the dryer together.
If you are having problems with your gas dryer not heatingthe most common problem is that the ignitor goes bad. Even though it glowssometimes it is still not working properly.
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If you have an electric dryer, you can have many differentthings that can go wrong causing the dryer not to heat.
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Hi, Assuming the gas is on. The most likely problem is a bad ignitor. Remove the bottom front panel(pop 2 clips at the top of lower panel with a flat screwdriver) and turn the dryer on Look for the ignitor to glow. If the ignitor does not glow test leads to ignitor for power if you have power replace it. If the ignitor glows then you are not getting gas check to make sure the gas supply is on. I hope this helps if you need further assistance please let me know.
if the ignitor was glowing you could have bad gas coils or a bad gas valve.check the coils with a meter to make sure they are good,also when you read out all the other parts did you remove at least one of the wires from the part,if not you'll get false readings.if the coils are good make sure the wires are pushed on tightly and check the metal connectors inside the plastic wire connector that slides onto the coils,i've found some that were messed up and not making a connection with the coil.also on one of the coils there's a metal sleeve, i think it's the coil with three prongs on it,check the old coil to see if it's stuck inside the old coil,if it is stick a screw driver in it,push it out and slide it back on the post and slide the coil back on the post,if everything checks ok you could have a bad gas valve,try wacking it with something to see if it will let the gas through.let me know what you find with the meter and how you make out,
you need to by a meter to read out the parts that could be bad.most likely it's the ignitor from the parts you said you've already changed but just unplug the dryer unplug the ignitor put your meter on say 20k it doesn't matter,touch the leads to the ignitor wires inside the plastic connector and if it stays on 1 it's bad if you get a reading any reading except 1 it's good that's it,if it is good check the thermal fuse,you have to pull at least one of the wires off to get the correct reading,if that's good check the sensor,hopefully it will be one of these parts,if it's a timer,motor, or gas valve you might want to replace the dryer depending on how old and what shape it's in,good luck,if you need any more help let me know
The orange glow is the ignitor. If the ignitor is glowing but the gas does not light then the flame sensor may have to be replaced. If the gas ignites but does not stay on either the flame sensor or the coils are at fault. See also: http://home.howstuffworks.com/how-to-repair-a-dryer.htm
PUT YOUR DRYER ON AIR FLUFF AND TURN IT ON. THEN SELECT A HEAT SETTING. IF YOU HEAR A DISTINCTIVE CLICK WHEN YOU SELECT HEAT, THEN CHECK FOR A GLOWING IGNITOR. MOST KENMORE/WHIRLPOOL DRYERS HAVE A PEEP HOLE IN THE FRONT LEFT SIDE OF THE DRYER. REMOVE A PLASTIC COVER TO VIEW INSIDE.
IF THE IGNITOR GLOWS, AND THEN CLICKS OFF, YOU HAVE A BAD SOLENOID (COIL SETTING ON TOP OF THE VALVE). IF IT NEVER CLICKS OFF, YOU HAVE A BAD RADIANT SENSOR( LOCATED ON THE SIDE OF THE BURNER HOUSING). IF NO IGNITOR GLOWING, THE IGNITOR IS BAD.
IF WHEN YOU SELECT HEAT, THERE ISN'T ANY CLICK, THEN THE THERMAL FUSE LOCATED BEHIND THE BACK PANEL DOWN NEAR THE EXHAUST IS BAD. IT IS A SMALL WHITE ITEM WITH TWO THIN WIRES ATTACHED TO IT.
If your dryer has an access panel at the bottom front remove it. Start the dryer in a cycle and watch the burner area. You should see the ignitor start to glow. After a few seconds of it glowing you should hear a click and the gas come on and ignite. If the ignitor does not glow, look on the top of the air duct to the left of the gas valve. You will see 2 temp sensors. One will be white with 2 small blue wires going to it. UNPLUG THE DRYER NOW Remove the wires and connect them together. BE SURE THEY DO NOT TOUCH ANYTHING ELSE
Plug dryer back in and start dryer again and see if ignitor glows and burner lights. If it works now, you need a new thermal fuse. You also want to make sure the vent duct is not clogged with lint or the hose is not kinked. I DO NOT recommend that you run the dryer with this bypassed. It is a safety mechanism.
If this is not the problem or your dryer is not front servicable, post back and i will try to walk you through the problem.