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Gas dryer burner lights then go out after about 20 to 30 seconds then lights again is this normal

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Normally they dont cycle that often,sounds like a weak cycling or high limit thermostat thats heat sensitive from age,its on the burner housing the cycling switch is on the blower housing

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SOURCE: Whirlpool gas dryer model#LG5791XM- the burner is working off&on

first check to make sure the venting isn't blocked by lint. second, check the igniter, if it is orange in color you need to replace it, it should glow white.

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Kenmore elite gas dryer model:110.70982990. Burner will ignite and burn for about 5-10 seconds then goes out. If started again, dryer does the same thing.


hi - i've run into identical problem with same dryer. did you find a solution? the drum spins, the gas does light up, but not for long enough to be of any use....

Sep 21, 2010 | Kenmore 63942 Dryer

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Burner lights 5-10 seconds shuts down. Good air flow. Gas smell at times out vent.


The burner will shut off for various reasons.

First, there is a sensor right at the burner flame. If the sensor does not indicate flame the gas is shut off to avoid filling your house with gas. It is usually a short metal rod. Oftentimes cleaning it will get it working again. Or the signal from the sensor isn't getting back to the controller, so check for loose connections.

This page explains it well.
http://www.acmehowto.com/howto/appliance/dryer/gdryer/check/flamesensor.php

There are some other sensors that will shut the heat down. A temp sensor where the hot air leaves the dryer drum. This is to keep from overheating the clothes and lighting them on fire. If this sensor is bad, or the wiring to it is not getting that signal back to the controller, the dryer will shut the burner down. Although 10-15 seconds is pretty short, this is a possibility. Try different heat settings to see if you get the same result. If it only happens on one heat setting you most likely have a bad temp sensor.

Visit here for more info.
http://www.acmehowto.com/howto/appliance/dryer/gdryer/check/thermostat.php

Another possibility is that the gas valve (solenoid) is getting near the end of its life and can't stay open long. This is not likely, but still possible since the burner does light.

http://www.acmehowto.com/howto/appliance/dryer/gdryer/check/gascoil.php

Next possibility is that the gas line is partially plugged. When the burner fires the gas pressure drops rapidly. When the burner goes out the gas sneaking past the obstruction raises the pressure back up.

Final possibility is a bad controller.

Jan 19, 2010 | Maytag Neptune MDG5500AW Gas Dryer

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Light underneath dryer, right side, front


Hi,

What you`ve ``just started noticing...`` is likely the ignitor glowing or the burner burning and is quite normal for a ``gas`` dryer.

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Dec 13, 2009 | GE DBSR453GBWW Gas Dryer

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Burner will light, then go back out.


With the limited information you gave I will assume this is a gas dryer that the flame starts for a minute or so and then shuts off. This problem is going to be your safety valve coils...basically they get old and over time of heating then cooling develop a short when they heat up...It may appear the gas lights to start but then goes out until the safety valve coils cool back down. Here is a picture of the coils 57d5263.jpgThis The coils are mounted to the gas safety valve, This should solve your problem. Hope this helps, Please feel free to comment again if you have any further questions or concerns. Good Luck! Mike

Sep 30, 2009 | Estate TGDS740JQ Gas Dryer

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Dryer not drying


First thing to check is the vent. Make sure you have sufficient air flow to the outside. If you are not sure if you have the proper rate of flow, disconnect the vent from the dryer, turn dryer on and see if burner stays on longer. Do this with a couple of damp, spun-dry towels inside the drum. If the burner short cycles again, you need to replace the coils on top of the burner assembly. These are the two black round coils.

Sep 03, 2009 | Dryers

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Very long drying time


ck vent system if vent not oper it can cause flame roll out and shut off unit also ckd flame sensor on side of burner

Jun 01, 2008 | Kenmore 73952 Gas Dryer

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After a few heating cycles the burner does not ignite


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.

Apr 15, 2007 | Maytag MDG3600BW Gas Dryer

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