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Pilot light out on GE Gas Dryer

We think it has an electronic ignition (dryer is less than 5 yrs old).

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  • angela428 Dec 02, 2008

    Thanks! It seems that it does have electronic ignition - do you have any idea how to re-ignite the dryer? Or maybe I need to replace the part..?

  • angela428 Dec 03, 2008

    Actually the manual doesn't say anything - it has troubleshooting tips for electric lol. The model is PWSR483GB1WW. It is about 5 yrs old. Thanks so much!!

  • Alan Matzke May 11, 2010

    What model is the dryer? If you have a manual for this unit , in the manual I believe it would tell you some where if it is electronic ignition. let me know what you find out . biigg53566

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SOURCE: Inglis gas dryer heat loss

It sounds like you have an intermittent gas valve. The ignitor is calling for heat however the gas valve doesnt want to open.

Make sure you turn off the gas and unplug before replacing.

Check for leaks after you reassemble.



Posted on Aug 22, 2008

appldoctom
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SOURCE: Gas dryer doesn't heat up

,when you start your gas dryer you should here two clicks, if so then your ignitor should begin to glow if two clicks and no glow [its your ignitor] but you can use a volt meter and make sure 110 volts at ignitor if voltage replace ignitor with new.if not two clicks then its going to be your thermal fuse its in the same area as the burner Therese two kinds[only one in each dryer tho],both white having two wires and small, one looks like a missile the other a fling saucer.ither kind you can put the two wires going to it to gether ,isolate them with tape and try heating.if heats replace.now if fuse you need to check for any blockage,inyou house or dryer.over heating can cause the fuse to open if i can be of more help you can email thru fixya God bless ,tom

Posted on Jan 10, 2009

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SOURCE: how do I light the ignite pilot light

Most new dryers don't actually have pilot lights. They use an electric heater that turns red hot, and ignites the gas at the right time. If your trying to light the pilot light (which probably doesn't exist) because the gas isnt being ignited,,, its possible that the electric igniter needs to be replaced.

Posted on Mar 13, 2009

mastatech
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SOURCE: gas dryer maytag MDG 7600 AWW Heats - then shuts off

Check the flame sensor mounted to fire tube, its a rectagle with a glass window, also the coil can be replaced on gas valve if they are weak,
You definitly want to check the exhaust vent and vacume.
704-819-6557 for tech help and parts.

Posted on Mar 14, 2009

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SOURCE: Pilot does not light onWhirlpool gas dryer

change the glow plug

Posted on Apr 15, 2009

buffalonyman
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SOURCE: Model DBSR453GB1WW bought around 2004/2005 - Dryer runs but will not heat up?

This model uses an ignitor, you can replace the ignitor for about $80

Posted on May 12, 2009

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