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Dryer will not fire

Dryer tumbles and goes through cycle ok, but will not fire, igniter comes on for short time but never fires the gas, gas supply is good, flame sensor is good, thermal fuse is good, never hear gas solonoid ckick.

Roper RGL4632BW (2 or Z)

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  • blake55 Dec 19, 2008

    ADVICE WAS GOOD PLACE FOR TROUBLESHOOTING, ONLY PROBLEM WAS MISCOMUNICATION, GAS NEVER COMES ON, I GET NO FIRE , ONLY IGNITER COMES ON, GAS NEVER SEEMS TO COME ON.

  • blake55 Dec 29, 2008

    Ended up being the solonoid on the gas valve, I checked contanuity between the two terminals from solonoid and had none, replaced and dryer worked fine. Thanks for all your help

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You have a thermal overtemp sensor that has failed, they are located in maybe two spots, but the diagram on the dryer should show you where they are.

Most can be jumped over with a jumper wire, some are resistive devices that send back a signal based on changing temp and resistance, but most can simply be jumper across from one side to the other, and if stays on, there is your problem, for a gas valve to fire, and then go off, it is either a thermocouple device with pilot, or one of those overtemp devices I mentioned. If the valve was bad it would not light at all, so it is one of those devices not the timer, not the board, not the anything it is an overtemp or thermocouple device.

Will

Posted on Dec 16, 2008

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    William Babbitt Dec 20, 2008

    If the ignition is there but no signal to the valve, then check the connections to the valve, something is not telling the valve the ignition is lit and safe, there are only a couple things that could be, bad valve, if it is intermittent, that could be it, and most likely is, because everything else checks good.

    Next time it does not come on, tap on the side of the valve GENTLY and see if it is a mechanical bind.

    Will


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