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Lg8219w2 Amana gas dryer. Igniter is glowing, flame kicks on for 2-3 seconds and then goes out. This repeats itself every 45-60 seconds.

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SOURCE: Intermitten Heat up

I would like to thank the ones who responded to giving me a 'hand' in repairing my dryer. I did like you said & changed out the coils & now the dryer is working like it should.

Posted on Apr 12, 2008

Illeagle
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SOURCE: dryer wont heat

About all that is left to replace is the flame sensor mounted at 9o'clock on burner flame tube, but I would double check your airflow, This is CRUCIAL to the normal operation of the dryer.
Also, a lint filter with an invisible coating from fabric sheets can cause an airflow disruption, try running without clothes and the filter removed.
Tip: Always provide the complete information provided on the manufacturers product information data tag, located on the unit, and not in the user’s manual. This will help you acquire a more accurate and expeditious response to your complaint.


If my assistance helped resolve this issue, please show your appreciation by rating how effective my advice was in resolving this issue.
Thank you,
Dave E. (Illeagle)

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Posted on Jun 23, 2008

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SOURCE: Maytag Neptune MDG300aww Gas Dryer Heats On and Off

hI YES THE COILS IS WHAT YOU HAVE TO CHANGE thANKS FOR THE QUESTION tHE APPLIANCS DOC

Posted on Sep 12, 2008

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SOURCE: Amana LGA30AL Dryer - does not dry cloths

most times this is due to a lint backup some where in the shaft leading out of the house.ecpecialy ifit vents out verticaly.you can use a compressor with a blowgun in most cases to solve this.

Posted on Jun 04, 2009

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SOURCE: I have an Amana gas dryerDLG330RAW that doesn't

I have, for the 2nd time in 2 years, replaced the gas valve coils on my Amana dryer. Usually, intermittent (inconsistent) heat or no heat is caused by bad gas valve coils. They are one of the most common parts to fail and cost between 35 and 40 dollars for a valve coil kit and are easy to replace yourself. Remove the front of the dryer (or the bottom front panel, in some cases) and locate the gas valve. It is near the front, in most cases. There is a plate, held with 2 bolts, holding the coils on top of the gas valve. Remove the bolts and the plate, disconnect the coil wires from each coil and slide the coils off. Then place the new coils on top, hook up the wires, replace the retainer plate, and you should be back in business. Take note of which coil sits on which part of the gas valve. On my dryer, one coil has a 2 prong connector, and the other has 3 prongs. This should make it easy to determine which is which.

Posted on Jun 04, 2010

Macmarkus
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SOURCE: I have a kenmore gas dryer the igniter glows flame

Hello, welcome to FixYa.

I'll start by saying your post indicates it is obviously a Kenmore gas dryer, however if you could post the complete model number I can speak directly about possible remedies instead of generalizing.


At the risk of doing so, you mentioned you do get heat intermittently, and the drum does turn correct ?

If this is a symptom where the unit at first begins to heat but the flame drops out in a matter of seconds or minutes I would be looking at the burner coils. This is what you'll be looking for...

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Once you've gain access to the coils you'll need to remove the wire harness and check the continuity.

Here's the tricky part though...many times they will ohm out ok when cool (not operating) yet as soon as there is current passing through the coil it "opens". The wire inside the coils is so fine that often it only takes a small current to "open" the circuit.

Most times it will only be one coil that fails but it is good practice to replace them both, many places used to sell them in a kit so double check with your supplier. I've attached a link here, though it may be different than your model the principles to changing the coils are the same.

As far as what part you may need and how to get it. There are a couple of places I prefer, on-line at "searspartsdirect.com" or "repairclinic.com".

Kit contains both the two wire and three wire solenoids. One solenoid is the primary and one is the safety. Both have to operate for the gas valve to open. Usually, one of them burns out as I said but you should always replace them as a set.

**unplug the appliance and turn off the gas supply before attempting any service...safety first**

The most common for Kenmore is part number 3479 at "repairclinic" as this link should provide you.

http://www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/Gas-Valve-Solenoid-Set/3479
Let me know how you make out or if you require further assistance and I'll do whatever I can. Thank you for your patience while I was away for a while. Good luck.

Regards,

Macmarkus :)

Posted on May 25, 2011

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The most common failure when the igniter glows yet DOES NOT GO OFF followed by the flame is a defective flame sersor
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Thank you,
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"Your satisfaction is my personal reward"

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