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Gas dryer does not heat

Our gas dryer tumbles but does not heat, we changed the igniter but still nothing...

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Replace the thermal fuse. white colored two wire on back of dryer

Posted on Mar 30, 2007

  • acutabove60 Jun 06, 2011

    I did replace therma fuse, it heated for about 10 minutes and dryer kept clicking and air cold again. What else is it?

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SOURCE: dryer will not heat up.Igniter is good but will

there is two small black solinoids near the igniter., just follow the wires. they are not opening letting the gas through the safety. or the igniter is not getting hot enough to activate the solinoids. i have seen them glow but not create enough milivolts to open the solinoids

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Tumbles but no heat, how do i check out the igniter?


Some dryers have an access panel below the door. If there is a panel and you can remove it, you will be able to observe the igniter. Turn on the dryer so it begins tumbling and demands heat. A good igniter will glow long enough to heat the thermocouple and turn on the gas valve (click). Igniters are rather delicate and can crack with age but newer ones are less likely to do this.

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Dryer will not heat up.Igniter is good but will not heat up. No gas smell while dryer is tumbling.problem must be elsewhere?Please help


there is two small black solinoids near the igniter., just follow the wires. they are not opening letting the gas through the safety. or the igniter is not getting hot enough to activate the solinoids. i have seen them glow but not create enough milivolts to open the solinoids

Oct 27, 2009 | Kenmore 73952 Gas Dryer

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Kenmore gas dryer 70932, 70942, 70952 won't heat. Dryer turns on and tumbles but won't heat.


Check the following areas to combat this issue. the most common problem spot will be a blown Thermal fuse.


1. Gas valve coils
Igniter glows, then shuts off without igniting gas - the problem is probably with defective coils (black, located on top of the gas valve). It is recommended to replace all coils (usually two or three) if found defective.

Note: Sometimes the whole gas valve may be defective, thus not letting the gas out. However, this problem is not common.

2. Thermal fuse
Most dryers have a thermal fuse, which burns out when the dryer overheats, in which case the dryer will either not run at all or stop heating. The fuse is usually located on the vent duct, inside the dryer. A blown fuse will show no continuity when measured with a meter. Before replacing the fuse, make sure the blower wheel is not broken or clogged, and there is nothing blocking the venting.

Note: It is recommended by most dryer manufacturers to replace a hi-limit thermostat when replacing a thermal fuse.

3. Igniter
Igniter may burn out or break. Replace the igniter if found defective.

Note: Igniters are very fragile and break easily. It is recommended to handle the igniter only touching the ceramic part of it (usually white in color).

4. Flame sensor (or radiant heat sensor)
Replace the sensor (located near the igniter) if found defective.

Oct 04, 2009 | Kenmore Dryers

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Dryer tumbles continuously but does not dry. When


Check the following areas to combat this issue. the most common problem spot will be a blown Thermal fuse, but in your case, i would pay close attention to the gas valve coils.


1. Gas valve coils
igniter glows, then shuts off without igniting gas - the problem is probably with defective coils (black, located on top of the gas valve). It is recommended to replace all coils (usually two or three) if found defective.

Note: Sometimes the whole gas valve may be defective, thus not letting the gas out. However, this problem is not common.

2. Thermal fuse
Most dryers have a thermal fuse, which burns out when the dryer overheats, in which case the dryer will either not run at all or stop heating. The fuse is usually located on the vent duct, inside the dryer. A blown fuse will show no continuity when measured with a meter. Before replacing the fuse, make sure the blower wheel is not broken or clogged, and there is nothing blocking the venting.

Note: It is recommended by most dryer manufacturers to replace a hi-limit thermostat when replacing a thermal fuse.

3. igniter
igniter may burn out or break. Replace the igniter if found defective.

Note: Igniters are very fragile and break easily. It is recommended to handle the igniter only touching the ceramic part of it (usually white in color).

4. Flame sensor (or radiant heat sensor)
Replace the sensor (located near the igniter) if found defective.

Oct 03, 2009 | Kenmore Dryers

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Kenmore gas dryer wont heat up


Check the following areas to combat this issue. the most common problem spot will be a blown Thermal fuse.


1. Gas valve coils
Igniter glows, then shuts off without igniting gas - the problem is probably with defective coils (black, located on top of the gas valve). It is recommended to replace all coils (usually two or three) if found defective.

Note: Sometimes the whole gas valve may be defective, thus not letting the gas out. However, this problem is not common.

2. Thermal fuse
Most dryers have a thermal fuse, which burns out when the dryer overheats, in which case the dryer will either not run at all or stop heating. The fuse is usually located on the vent duct, inside the dryer. A blown fuse will show no continuity when measured with a meter. Before replacing the fuse, make sure the blower wheel is not broken or clogged, and there is nothing blocking the venting.

Note: It is recommended by most dryer manufacturers to replace a hi-limit thermostat when replacing a thermal fuse.

3. Igniter
Igniter may burn out or break. Replace the igniter if found defective.

Note: Igniters are very fragile and break easily. It is recommended to handle the igniter only touching the ceramic part of it (usually white in color).

4. Flame sensor (or radiant heat sensor)
Replace the sensor (located near the igniter) if found defective.

Aug 11, 2009 | Kenmore 73952 Gas Dryer

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No Heat


CHANGE THE GAS DRYER SENSOR FOR IGNITER AND FLAME. GO TO www.repairclinic.com ENTER MODEL NUMBER AND LOOK FOR PART 2681 FIRST CHECK YOUR THERMAL FUSE ON BLOWER HOUSING PART 483890. THE ABRUTNESS LEADS ME TO BELIEVE THERMAL IS BLOWN.

May 01, 2009 | Dryers

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Dryer flame on magtag wont stay lit. Pilot flares up but no flame


Thermocouple is probably bad. The pilot burns and heats a sensor which tells the CPU that the Flame can start, and the thermocouple heating up changes voltage with increase temperature and tells the CPU that the Flame is burning OK. If it is defective, there is no voltage change and the CPU assumes that the Flame didn't start for some reason, (Gas only!) and turns if off for safety. Over and over xx times.
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Mar 26, 2009 | Dryers

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Kenmore 110 gas clothes dryer heats for 20 min then needs to rest for 20 mins before heating again




Cause 1Thermal Fuse
The thermal fuse is a safety device designed to protect the dryer from overheating. The fuse is located on the blower housing or at the dryer's heat source such as the heating element on electric dryers or at the burner on gas models. The fuse should be closed for continuity meaning it has a continuous electrical path through it when good. If overheated the fuse will have no continuity meaning the electrical path is broken and the fuse has blown. A multimeter can be used to test it for continuity. Be aware that a blown thermal fuse is an indication of a restricted exhaust vent from the dryer to the outside. Always check the dryer venting when replacing a blown thermal fuse.
Parts Cause 2Gas Valve Solenoid
Gas dryers have two or more gas valve solenoid coils. The gas valve solenoids open the gas valve ports to allow gas to flow into the burner assembly. If a gas valve solenoid fails, the dryer won't heat. To determine if one or more of the gas valve solenoids has failed, check the igniter. If the igniter glows and goes out but does not ignite the gas, the gas valve solenoid is defective. If one or more of the gas valve coils are defective, we recommend that you replace them as a set.
Parts Cause 3Igniter
The igniter uses heat to ignite the gas in the burner assembly. If the igniter is not working, the gas will not ignite, preventing the dryer from heating. To determine if the igniter has burned out, use a multimeter to test the igniter for continuity. If the igniter does not have continuity, replace it.

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Gas dryer tumbles no heat.


I would change out the igniter, When they start failing hey will glow but not draw enough amps to open the gas switch / valve.

May 02, 2008 | Dryers

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