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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.
if you dryer is gas check out this gas no heat tip....
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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If you are having problems with your gas dryer not heating
the most common problem is that the ignitor goes bad. Even though it glows
sometimes it is still not working properly.
Lets see, you have power to the gas assembly so the fuse is good and the ignitor will fire up. But she won't fire off again. The flame sensor is working because the ignitor is coming on and off. That means the control thermostat is working so everything is working. So what's the problem. Simple. The solenoid coils heat up and quit on these machines with a little age. Very difficult to diagnose unless you know the trick. Cheap parts link, your part sir: AP3094251,
This may be a normal issue. Or you could have a vent restriction cutting off your hi limit thermostat early. Let the dryer run for 30 mins and look through the peep hole if your ignitor fires up and your gas valve doesnt open then your valve coils could be failing. Check to see if you have good airflow outside. If you do then replace the gas coils part number is 5303931775 they are located on top of the gas valve and have white connectors going to them one is a three prong and one will be a 2 prong. you dont have to shut the gas off to replace them.
you have done a lot . try running the dryer off the vent . when the burner is short cycling it a air flow problem . if off the vent does not solve problem ck the fan for a bad center . very common problem . and clean vent . ck outside for air flow and condition of vent hood .. hop this helps ..
Could be a couple different things,Possibly a thermostat or high limit that is kicking out too soon,also has a flame sensor next to the burner that can come and go.if you have a toggle switch or pushbutton switch you can unplug the unit take the two wires off the flame sensor (black box about the size of a cigarette pack on the left of the burner)plug them into the switch start the dryer Turn the switch on till the igniter glows bright,turn the switch off and the burner will light if it stays lit at least till it gets to temp replace the flame sensor.(It won't cycle with out flipping the switch each time)
I would suspect a faulty high limit thermostat is causing this problem. It is usually a small round, black device mounted on a small plate and attached to the internal ductwork with two screws. Hope this helped and best wishes.
Note: Normal drying time for a dryer is about 45 minutes (some may take up to an hour).
1. Venting Make sure the dryer vent hose, as well as the rest of the vent duct, is not clogged.
Unless regular maintenance is performed, chances are there is a lot of lint accumulated inside the dryer. This might affect the drying time and could be a fire hazard. Make sure to have your dryer cleaned regularly. Because this might involve taking most of the dryer apart, it is recommended to have a qualified appliance repairman perform this task.
2. Thermostat There are a couple of cycling thermostats inside the dryer. If one of them breaks down, it might affect the dryer's performance. Replace the defective thermostat.
Q - My gas dryer will not heat, what could stop my dryer from heating? A - Things that could stop a gas dryer from heating: - glow bar igniter, thermal fuse ( not all models ), coils on the gas valve, gas valve, thermostats,motor heat switch, timer, selector switch, sensor. A page for checking gas dryers is here.