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Gas Dryer won't Dry

I have an old 110 series kenmore gas dryer, i've cleaned out all the vents and replaced the heat surface ignitor, but no glow. I don't hear the gas valve click on. The motor runs. What else can I check for?
How do I check the coils

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Luke Check the flame sensor
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Posted on Dec 31, 2008

  • Dan Webster
    Dan Webster Dec 31, 2008

    The heat is regulated with a Klixon mounted next to the blower
    housing near the vent pipe so it can judge the temperature of the air
    coming out of the drum.Right next to it is a melting type fuse. If the
    dryer runs and gets too hot the fuse will melt.But the dryer will still
    run. So if the fuse is good(continuity) and the dryer control(cycle)
    thermostat is also good then you should have power going to the gas
    valve assembly when the machine is running unless the timer is in the
    no heat or wrinkle free/cool down mode. When the gas valve assembly is
    energized the flame sensor

    flame sensor
    mounted outside the burner chamber detects the heat from the
    ignitor. When the heat is very intense then the sensor shuts down the
    igniter


    Igniter

    and that frees up the power so that the coils can be fully
    energised and open the gas gates. The gas comes out and hits the red
    hot igniter and you have ignition. It stays on for maybe 2 or 3 minutes
    or until the control thermostat is satisfied and shuts down power to
    the gas valve assembly. So...
    If your gas dryer has a good flame sensor and a good igniter AND the dryer will work some and quit, replace these:

    Gas operator coils

    The coils get hot and quit on these machines when they get a
    little age on them. It is aggrevating because it is a hard to diagnose
    thing. But well worth the 20 bucks.



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