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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: gas dryernot heating up
try and reset the motherboard by unplugging power and waiting a few minutes and plug back in. What did you clean your dryer with?
If it was sharp you may have nicked a sensor, buy the wiring diagram and study away. Use caution with gas of course, shut it off look for shutoff , the flexible lines are brittle, be careful take time.
Posted on Jul 11, 2008
Hi Joy Ann,
The automatic cycle of your dryer depends on air circulating in, through and out of your dryer efficiently. If air isn't circulating properly, your timer will stall and run forever.
Timed Dry, on the other hand is independent. The timer only does what it's told to do... count down time.
So, yes. You do have a blockage in the vent to outside. When you said the "Vents are clean", I presume you mean the lint filter. That's good. It's always good to keep that clear. What I'm talking about is the four inch vent tube from the dryer to the wall. How close is the back of the dryer to the wall? If it's less than 4", the vent is crushed. Take a flashlight and look behind the dryer without moving it. See that flex hose back there connecting the dryer to the wall? If it is pinched, so is your air flow. Either pull the dryer out about 8" from the wall, or shorten the hose.
If all of that checks out OK, though.. (your flex line to the wall isn't pinched) that means that the vent in the wall is blocked somewhere. Trust me... I've seen all kinds of things block vents to the outside. Bird nests mainly, squirrel's, reptiles, rodents... they all love to build nests in the warm place <--that would be your dryer exhaust.
Recommendation: pull the dryer out at LEAST 8" from the wall and see if that helps. If not, your Home's internal dryer vent should be professionally cleaned (should be done once a year for 2 story Homes).
Bottom line is this... if your dryer is heating, it's trying to do its' job. The only reason it can't is because air isn't circulating properly.
Look into it, Joy Ann... Dryer fires are serious and they are caused by blocked ventilation.
Hope this helps,
Posted on Mar 25, 2009
SOURCE: my gas dry does not heat anymore
Most likely cause is the gas valve coils. They will tend to work for a few minutes, until they get warm and their resistance rises. Not a big deal at all...part kit is #279834 costs roughly $20-25. The coils are the two small cylindrical parts mounted in a bracket, directly on the gas valve, one with a three wire harness, one with a two wire. To replace, simply remove the two screws holding the bracket on, remove bracket and slide the coils up and off the valve. On one of the coils there is a metal sleeve that typically will stay on the valve, but may stay stuck in the valve, just make sure the sleeve goes back on the valve. Install new coils and bracket, (the bracket has two tiny holes, which correspond with two equally tiny white tabs on the coils to help line them up) that should take care of it! Re-post if you have questions about the install, etc.
Posted on Apr 21, 2009
Several reasonings. Step One make certain that you have 220 volts coming to your outlet. It takes 110 for the motor, and it takes 110 for the heating elements. If you have a volt meter that would be the best way to do that. Take the red and stick it in to the long part, and the black lead to the ground. Fuse houses was bad about this. Step Two it could be the elements are kicking off too soon. That is usually a sign of almost blown element. Step Three the heat sensor for the element prematurely kicking off the element.
Posted on Aug 10, 2009
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