Question about Kenmore 63942 Dryer
Kenmore Gas Dryer works but takes too long to dry. Flame is very yellow, but the air intake doesn't seem to have an adjustable sleeve to control the air flow. Also, the front of the cabinet must be in place to operate and therefore there seems to be no access to an adjustment sleeve. There is a small knockout cover in front of the gas controller. This access allows for adjustment of the hex screw on the gas controller. Is this the way to adjust the flame with the front panel in place?
In a gas dryer, heat is provided by a gas heater that is controlled by an air shutter. The gas heater is generally the source of no-heat or drying problems. You can often correct such problems by adjusting the air shutter on the gas burner, which is located along the bottom of the dryer.
To adjust the shutter, take out the screws and remove the panel that covers the gas flame. Turn on the dryer so the flame is burning. If the flame has a deep blue color and you hear air whistling around the burner, the air/gas mixture is receiving too much air. If the flame has a yellow tip, the mixture is not receiving enough air. Turn the thumbscrew or loosen the two screws slightly to increase or decrease the flow of air to the burner. Keep turning until the flame is a light blue color, without any yellow, and the whistling stops.
Posted on Jan 08, 2009
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