The dryer has no pilot light, haven't had them in years. It operates off a hot surface ignitor.I would check to see if you are getting power to the ignitor 115v. If you are the ignitor is bad. Sometimes you can see the ignitor cracked. Did it take long to dry the clothes before it quit? If so your vent may be clogged which will blow a thermal limit on the dryer and keep it from heating. hope this helps...
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If it's a direct spark ignition type heater maybe that's how it's designed to.work .When called for heat pilot open allowing gas then ignitor spark and ignite the pilot then gas valve open and allow gas through burner then unit fires off .
Once temp is met pilot valve closes and pilot out .
The first thing I would do is make sure the flame sensor is clean, this is a metal rod immersed in the burner flame on the opposite side of the igniter. If too much oxidation builds up on it, it will not allow the burner to stay lit. To clean, just turn off furnace and remove flame sensor and clean with steel wool and then reinstall. If this does not solve the problem there may be a problem with the gas valve.
I don't know if there is a pilot light, spark ignitor or thermal ignitor. I would determine by inspection what kind it has. If you open the front cover you will find a gas valve. It can be identified by following the gas pipe that enters the side of the heater and attaches to the gas valve. If the valve has a control knob on it that has an off, on and pilot position then it is a pilot type. If this control is not on the valve then the unit includes an automatic ignitor.
To light a pilot equipped system place the knob in the pilot position, push it down, and use a flame to light the pilot. If you hear gas flowing from the pilot but it won't light then there is air in the line and it needs to be purged. Holding the pilot lighting valve down long enough will purge it but may take a long time. Periodically you can check it by trying to light it. If it lights watch it for a while before trying to turn the heater on to make sure it is fully purged. Once the pilot is stable and the thermocouple is heated the pilot valve can be released and it should stay lit. If not, try again.
Don't get down and look into the burners while you are trying to start the system because it could flame out and burn your face. If you turn on the heater again then the gas valve should come on and the burner should light. You can usually hear a loud snap when the gas valve come on. You should then hear the gas flow to the burner. If the burner doesn't light you should be able to smell the gas. If it lights exhaust will be coming out of the vents in the top of the heater.
I am sure you will have more questions so please respond with them. I hope this helps.
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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Hello, There is no pilot..It uses ignitors to light. number 19 in this picture is the oven ignitor http://lookup.bellparts.com/diagramenlarge/frigidaire/47877/00000358
If when you turn on the oven it doesnt glow bright orange chances are it failed and needs to be replaced. The top is electronic ignition. If this helps please rate me..Thanks
The dryer must have a complete termperature circuit and no "high temp limit" failures for the ignitor to light. That means the door is closed, motor is running, and the cycle thermostat is less than 135 deg F and the High limit thermostat is less than 180 deg F just to provide power to the gas valve solenoids, ignitor, and radiant / flame sensor.
I would check to make sure control on gas valve is in on position and pilot is lit if you have a standing pilot. If you have a spark or hot surface ignitor make sure they are trying to lit pilot. If you have standing pilot model and pilot lit is not on. Turn control on gas valve to off,wait five mins. then turn to pilot. Depress botton and try to light pilot. If it lights hold down for a couple of mins. then release.. If pilot stays lit turn control to on. If thermostat is calling for heat this should bring main burner on. If pilot does not stay lit then replace thermocouple. Hope this helps. Thanks
Hello,If you cleaned the flame sensor and it is in the pilot flame,Try adding a ground wire from the pilot assembly to any close screw to boost the (pilot on) signal.Also if the valve has been sitting for a while give a tap once during (pilot on) to make sure the diaphram is just not hung up.I would hate to replace the valve and still have the same problem.
If you have standing pilots, make sure the pilot for the oven/broiler is lit as well. When you turn the thermostat up to call for heat, you should see the pilot get larger. That larger pilot flame heats a hydraulic sensor and opens the main burner valve.