Question about Dryers
I own "Simplicity" gas dryer (Model No. SGD4510 made in U.S.A.), which I purchased in 1997. When the dryer is first turned on the burner goes out after 2-2.5 minutes and then after 15-30 seconds I hear a click but nothing is happening (the igniter doesn't glow and the burner will not ignite). Once out, it won't re-light for the duration of the cycle. There is another thing, which puzzles me the most but might be helpful. Whenever I stop the dryer or let it finish the cycle and then try to run it again the igniter doesn't come on at all and subsequently fails to light the burner. But ... when I disconnect the wires (or even one of the two) from the flame switch and push them back in right away the dryer repeats the same process as I described above. So far I've thoroughly cleaned the venting system (including dryer blower) and replaced Valve Solenoids (Coils). Any ideas on what the problem might be? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Liz
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The problem you are describing is usually associated with a bad gas valve coil. The dryer runs normally until it gets hot, then starts making a strange clicking noise. After it cools down, the dryer runs normally again. The gas valve coils (there are two of them) usually run about $20 a piece. I recommend replacing both of them at the same time just to be sure. I hope this helps.
Posted on Apr 29, 2007
90% of all gas dryers lighting intermittently is resolved with new coil packs on the gas valve. The coils are replacable fairly easily and inexpensive.
Posted on Oct 04, 2007
SOURCE: dryer wont heat
About all that is left to replace is the flame sensor mounted at 9o'clock on burner flame tube, but I would double check your airflow, This is CRUCIAL to the normal operation of the dryer.
Also, a lint filter with an invisible coating from fabric sheets can cause an airflow disruption, try running without clothes and the filter removed.
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Posted on Jun 23, 2008
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