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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It may may be the safety system for pilot light is maladjusted. There is a sensor which has to be heated by the pilot light or the valve shuts down altogether. If the pilot light stays lit then you check to see if it is positioned to light main burner.
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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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.
Modern gas dryers do not have a pilot light. They have an electronic ignitor (glow or spark). A glow ignitor turns on several seconds before the gas turns on and should get orange hot. A spark ignitor should make a clicking or buzzing noise.
Most likely the ignitor is bad but you can check it fairly easily to make certain. The best instructions I have found are at
If it is the ignitor it can be replaced with a few hand tools. Remove the bad ignitor. Write down the make, model, and serial # of your dryer. Call your local appliance parts store to see if they have one it stock before driving over there.
Thre is no pilot light. This dryer uses an ignitor (glow bar or coil).
Open the lower front "door" (small access door) and turn on dryer.
If the ignitor does not glow (bright orange), then the ignitor needs to be replaced ($60).
If it does glow, then the gas valve needs replacement ($60).
If it isd the valve, the internal spring is stuck. Do not try to repair it, you must replace it.
The pilot light flame would sometimes get very small and keep going out. This was usually because the pilot orifice was getting dirty and was partly plugged. The pilot orifice must be cleaned out when the flame becomes too small to light the main burner. You can blow air through the pilot assembly to help clean it out, don't use something metal in the pilot orifice hole or you risk enlarging the pilot gas feed hole and the pilot light may be too BIG. If your pilot flame keeps "going out", chances are you will need to replace the pilot latch do make sure the vent hood flapper is closing ok and no outside air blowing in is effecting the pilot flame.
This is a thermocouple that sensed the heat from the pilot flame and kept a small amount of gas flowing to allow the pilot light to stay lit. If you followed the instructions ( usually found inside the small access door on the front bottom ) on how to re-lite your pilot when it goes out and the flame will not stay on, replace the pilot latch assembly.
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You're dryer has an ignitor not a pilot. To check, either pull the lower front panel or pop out the key hole. Start dryer and watch if the ignitor comes on it should shine brightly almost white. If it does'nt light at all(should at least turn red). there could be no voltage to the ignitor.
I don't think that there is a constant burning pilot light!! It should be automatic:
There is a ceramic ignitor that heats up red -hot, an electric eye sees the heat and turns on the gas valve ( on my Whirlpool).