Now...I know the link explains how to replace an igniter in a gas range. The theory of operation and the types of igniters are the same, however. Just because your igniter glows, does not mean it is good. Igniters become weak through frequent use and age. Over a period of time, the igniter will not draw the necessary current to open the gas valve. An igniter does not have to be that far out of tolerence on some model burner assemblies to cause a no ignition problem. If you have tested the igniter and it is within the tolerances prescribed in the link I provided for you, I would recommend replacing the gas valve solenoids. There are two of them. If you go to replairclinic.com and type in the model number you provided, the solenoids will be listed as item number 3479. The igniter is listed as item 3415. The parts are not that expensive and are simple to replace. I'm not stating that these components are bad, but these are the more common fail items on a burner assembly and it would be a recommended place for you start. I hope this helps you. Let me know if you have further questions.
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Watch the igniter. Does it glow bright orange, then shut off without igniting the gas? (When the gas ignites there's a large blue flame.) If so, there may be defective coils on the gas valve. Mounted on the top of modern gas valves, there are black electrical coils. The coils, when energized, open the gas valve. If one or more of the coils are defective, the valve doesn't open and the gas cannot ignite. Because it's often difficult to properly test the coils, it's usually best to replace both (all) of them at the same time.Here is a link to the parts you need.
If your gas dryer is not working because it is not heating then you need to check this out. Today?s gas dryers often do not use the simplethermocouple with a pilot to prove the flame anymore. They use a much more complicated method of lighting the burner and proving the flame.
The use of electric igniters has become the standard for many dryers today. The thermostat calls for heat, power is supplied to the igniter, then after a certain amperage draw on the igniter, the gas valve is energizes to open and allow gas to flow starting the flame. As long as the amperage draw on the igniter is high enough then the gas valve stays open till the thermostatis satisfied.
Sometimes the igniter will crack and no current will go through and the igniter will not even heat up or glow. Sometimes the igniter will wear to the point where it will still heat up and glow, but the current draw will not be high enough to allow the gas valve to open. This creates a confusing situation where you look into the dryer and see the glow from the igniter, but get no heat because the burner never lights up. If this is the case then you will need to replace the igniter even though it seems to be okay. The only way to know for sure is to know what the current draw requirements are for that gas valve and to have an amp meter to check the current draw.
The KitchenAid KGYS750GQ0 is a gas dryer, so the solution of looking for a heating element is not helpful. There are several heat switches and a gas burner assembly (which includes a gas valve and an electric ignition), any of which could be the problem.
The heating circuit is working perfectly except for the solenoid coils as indicated by the occasional glowing of the igniter but no gas is ignited. A gas valve closes as the solenoid coil weakens as it gets hot and does not open until it has cooled down. Replace both gas valve solenoid coils to get the dryer back into proper operation. The solenoid coils are part numbers 694539 and 694540 but also can be purchased as a kit here.
The gas valve should not be opening unless the glow igniter glows and sends a signal to the gas valve. I suspect a small leak in either the gas pipe or at the gas valve. You will have to get to the gas valve to perform a leak test. While the dryer is open, replace the igniter.
I would take a look at the gas coil solenoids. The gas coils are right above the gas valves. They are black electrical coils. When energized, the coils open the gas valves. If one or more of the coils is defective (bad solenoids), then the gas valves won't open and the gas cannot ignite. Because it's difficult to test the coils, it is best to replace both (all) of them at the same time. Sure hope this helped and best wishes.
Yes, that is most likely the problem. Once the glow bar igniter glows so hot, the switch opens & drops power to the igniter.(The radiant sensor has continuity while cold & open when a flame is present.) At the same time, by opening it redirects power to the valve coils allowing them to open & gas flow to the burner assembly. The dying glow of the igniter fires the gas.
However, if your igniter glows, the radiant sensor is good. In this case, you'd need to replace the gas valve solenoids.