Question about Dryers
This Legacy Series dryer has worked fine for about 4 years, but today it stopped providing hot air. All electrical works fine, and drum turns. I checked the igniter and it does not glow hot.
Is there a good way to check and see if the problem is with the igniter versus the thermostat versus something else? I would like to try and order the correct part the first time.
Bruce Same symptom: No ignition, but apparently no power fed to the ignitor. Checked ignitor-coil by powering from outside ->OK! Motor runs fine, but no heat. What could it be preventing power getting to the ignitor?
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
mounted outside the burner chamber detects the heat from the
ignitor. When the heat is very intense then the sensor shuts down the
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.
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