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No heat in gas dryer

Polit light seems to be out. how do i light it safely?

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Hey it dose not have a pilot your dryer has an ignitor.if you have a volt meter with the ignitor exposed you need to check voltage to the ignitor.if voltage replace ignitor,if no voltage re place thermal fuse you can see how the electricty travels by looking at thr wiring diagram

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Hi, If you are having problems with your gas dryer not heatingthe most common problem is that the ignitor goes bad. Even though it glowssometimes it is still not working properly. if you dryer is gas check out this gas no heat tip.... If you have an electric dryer, you can have many differentthings that can go wrong causing the dryer not to heat. check outthis electric no heat tip...

heatman101,.,.';';

Jul 28, 2011 | Dryers

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If your gas dryer is not working because it is not heating then you need to check this out. Today’s gas dryers often do not use the simple thermocouple with a pilot to prove the flame anymore. They use a much more complicated method of lighting the burner and proving the flame.

The use of electric igniters has become the standard for many dryers today. The thermostat calls for heat, power is supplied to the igniter, then after a certain amperage draw on the igniter, the gas valve is energizes to open and allow gas to flow starting the flame. As long as the amperage draw on the igniter is high enough then the gas valve stays open till the thermostat is satisfied.

Sometimes the igniter will crack and no current will go through and the igniter will not even heat up or glow. Sometimes the igniter will wear to the point where it will still heat up and glow, but the current draw will not be high enough to allow the gas valve to open. This creates a confusing situation where you look into the dryer and see the glow from the igniter, but get no heat because the burner never lights up. If this is the case then you will need to replace the igniter even though it seems to be okay. The only way to know for sure is to know what the current draw requirements are for that gas valve and to have an amp meter to check the current draw.

Most of the time the problem will be in the igniter, and not the gas valve. Gas valves can go bad, but that is the case in only a very small amount of the situations. It is a pretty safe bet that if you have a problem with you gas dryer lighting that you have a problem with your igniter.


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on Mar 23, 2010 | Dryers

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Drier has no heat. Seems to run fine, otherwise. might I nee d to re-light the pilot through the small hole in the front of it?


Hi,

If you are having problems with your gas dryer not heating the most common problem is that the ignitor goes bad. Even though it glows sometimes it is still not working properly.


if you dryer is gas check out this gas no heat tip....


If you have an electric dryer, you can have many different things that can go wrong causing the dryer not to heat.


check out this electric no heat tip...

heatman101

Jan 24, 2011 | Kenmore 60172 Electric Commercial Dryer

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Whirlpool ler5634LQ0 dryer.. not heating.. also the interior light is not working. we just moved and all though the plug went in easily to the outlet, it did seem to match the prong openings exactly?


Hi,

If you are having problems with your gas dryer not heating the most common problem is that the ignitor goes bad. Even though it glows sometimes it is still not working properly.


if you dryer is gas check out this gas no heat tip....


If you have an electric dryer, you can have many different things that can go wrong causing the dryer not to heat.


check out this electric no heat tip...


heatman101

Jan 23, 2011 | Whirlpool WED5300S Electric Dryer

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Gas will not turn on to heat dryer...igniter is ok...tested that...got new solinoids for gas valve seems to be back to timer but do not know for sure took that apart and points seem to be ok no hot spots...


Sometimes the heat sensor/ igniter gets carboned up and needs to be lightly sanded or cleaned for it to sense heat. That could prevent the main gas valve from opening and staying open. Also, does your unit have a heat limit switch or thermal switch that could be faulty? Check the wiring diagram.

Jun 12, 2010 | Whirlpool LEN2000PW Dryer

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Heating problem


If you are smelling gas in the house, stop using the dryer, close the shutoff valve on the gas line behind the dryer & call your local gas co to repair it. It may not be a leak, but a problem with the burner lighting properly, but better safe than sorry.

May 15, 2010 | Kenmore 73952 Gas Dryer

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It seems like the burners are not all lighting. Maytag Epic Z gas


Hi, If you have a gas dryer2_bing.gif.
The most common problem with a gas and no heat is the ignitor going bad...

Here is a tip that I wrote about that problem...

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http://www.fixya.com/support/r4398592-gas_dryer_not_working_gas_dryer_not

If your dryer2_bing.gif is electric2_bing.gif..
There could be a number of different problems...
Check out this tip that I wrote about this problem...

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heatman101

May 11, 2010 | Maytag EPICz 6.7 Cu. Ft. 8-Cycle King-Size...

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Gas dryer not heating


REPLACE THERMAL FUSE #3392519 AND CLEAN YOUR VENTING GOING TO WHERE
IT EXITS THE HOUSE.

Jan 13, 2009 | Roper RGS7646KQ Gas Dryer

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My dryer is ot blowing hot air


Remove the heater vent, then turn dryer on. Does this fix problem? If so then you have a block in your vent hose.

Dec 31, 2008 | Kenmore 75962 Gas Dryer

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Neptune Drying Center MCGAWW (No Heat)


Sorry no pilot light but you have ignite, flame sensor and a gas valve...all control heat...
let me know if I can help
krazytech

Mar 30, 2008 | Maytag Neptune MDG5500AW Gas Dryer

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