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Gas dryer doesn't heat properly

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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  • Elizabeth Seremak Nov 08, 2012

    Hello Richard, Yesterday I changed the flame sensor as you suggested and ran a quick test. It appears that this took care of the problem. Thank you very much for your advice, Liz

  • Richard Roth
    Richard Roth Nov 08, 2012

    I'm glad I was able to help you. Thanks for using FixYa!

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You need to replace the "flame sensor" on the dryer. If this is faulty, it will give you problems like you described. Here is the part to order.
Keep me posted!

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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.

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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

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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.
Tip: Always provide the complete information provided on the manufacturers product information data tag, located on the unit, and not in the user’s manual. This will help you acquire a more accurate and expeditious response to your complaint.


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hI YES THE COILS IS WHAT YOU HAVE TO CHANGE thANKS FOR THE QUESTION tHE APPLIANCS DOC

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Replace these solenoids on the gas valve. Feel them if you can. They get hot and quit.d910ca8.jpg

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