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GE Gas Dryer lights but won't stay lit.

Ignition lights for a few seconds, then goes off and restarts and goes off again.

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: Maytag Gas Dryer won't stay lit

Mostly the Booster & Holding Coil, Their part number is 3-06106

Posted on Jan 10, 2008

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You ignitor is working and sensor is working because it will fire up. so those pesky coils are intermittant because they get hot and quit cool off and work some more . replace them
cc8e664.jpgHere is a little ditty I wrote some time ago about this subject
INTERMITTANT COILS

Posted on Mar 07, 2009

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check these: Igniter Modern gas dryers use an electric igniter to ignite the gas from the gas valve. When it's working properly, the igniter glows bright orange. When it burns out, the dryer tumbles but there's no heat because the gas can't ignite. When the igniter burns out, you need to replace it. If the igniter is held by a tension bracket, you very well may need to replace the bracket too.

The igniter is inside the dryer housing, near the bottom front, usually in a cone-shaped metal tube (the force cone). It's about 2 inches long. It's mounted to the far end of the burner tube, and it has two wires attached to it--or to the tension bracket, if there is one.

Gas valve coils Watch the igniter. Does it glow bright orange, then shut off without igniting the gas? (When the gas ignites there's a large blue flame.) If so, there may be defective coils on the gas valve. Mounted on the top of modern gas valves, there are black electrical coils. The coils, when energized, open the gas valve. If one or more of the coils are defective, the valve doesn't open and the gas cannot ignite. Because it's often difficult to properly test the coils, it's usually best to replace both (all) of them at the same time.

Thermal fuse On many dryers, there's a thermal fuse (a heat-sensitive fuse that blows if the dryer overheats) mounted to the exhaust duct inside the back cover panel. The fuse is about an inch long. It's usually embedded in black resin and mounted in a white plastic housing.

If the fuse has blown, it has no continuity. When this happens, your dryer either just stops heating, or it doesn't work at all. Be sure to inspect the venting/heating system before replacing the fuse to put the dryer back into operation. (You can't re-set this type of fuse.)

Posted on May 17, 2009

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SOURCE: GE Gas dryer. Not hot enough to dry clothes this week.

replace burner assembly

Posted on Jun 20, 2009

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SOURCE: Malta dryer burner won't stay lit

usually a clogged vent or I've seem a coil go bad that allows it to light once but not the second time in the cycle

Posted on Feb 02, 2012

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