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Re: gas dryer does not seem to heat up the air
Do the gas burners come on at all and is the pilot light on as well. The orifices could be clogged or dirty or not combusting right. Do you smell gas any when you turn it on? Let me know so I can maybe help further.
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If you are having problems with your gas dryer not heatingthe most common problem is that the ignitor goes bad. Even though it glowssometimes it is still not working properly.
if you dryer is gas check out this gas no heat tip....
If you have an electric dryer, you can have many differentthings that can go wrong causing the dryer not to heat.
check outthis electric no heat tip...
Disconnect the complete exhaust vent tubing and clean it out thorourghly. Then it will dry. There is a moister sensor in your dryer and when the lint builds up inside the vent tubing the sensor shuts off the burner to prevent fires from starting
if it heats for a while and then no heat you have bad gas coils,when the coils are on there way out they work until they heat up then they cut out,see if you have heat when the dryer is cold,if it is change out the gas coils
Hi, Is this an electric dryer? The model# shows that is it. If it is gas, you need to change the coils on the top of the gas valve. This is a very common problem with the newer gas dryers. We have them for $27.95. Our # is 1 866 798-4375 Make sure and check the venting to the ouside and make sre that it is clean and has no kinks.
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Maybe I can give you a few ideas on some things to check. As a general rule of thumb, to get maximum support here at Fixya, you should always include the brand and model of your appliance.. That helps us to tailor responses to your specific problem.. Anyway, regardless of dryer model, they all pretty much operate in the same basic manner and that is.. there is a heat source ( electric dryers use an heating element similar to an electric stove) A gas dryer is essentially the same but uses gas with an igniter to create a flame on a burner..) Outcome is the same.. Heat
Once heat is established, you need to move the clothes and the air thru the dryer compartment to optimize the drying efficiency. Both gas and electric models use a blower to move that heated air thru the compartment and out thru your vent system. If anything restricts air movement ( lint, blockage or any restriction in the blower or filter) your drying efficiency drops way down and dry times go way up. So. now you have the basics on how a drywer works.. Having said that... you need to check the basics first.. Make certain that you dryer exhaust system has NO restrictions to air flow.. you may have to detach vent line and check it for lint or anything in there.. If you have an electric dryer.. you can turn it on for a minute or two with the vent linbe disconnected to see if you are getting robust air movement.. If you aren't , then your problem is internal to the dryer, If you are.. you may have an exhaust duct restriction. Although not recommended, you can do the same for a gas dryer in a well ventilated area just to check the flow intensity.. But.. only for a short time since the gas burn byproduct is unhealthy for you to breath. I forgot to mention that the drum inside the dryuer should be moving the clothes during all this.. that acellerates the dry cycle too. Lastly, you need to make sure you are getting heat.. You can start a dry cycle with the dryer empty to see how warm it gets.. It should get fairly warm. Not sure I helped you but you now have a few things you can try. If you continue to have problems with this, feel free to contact me via this forum but please include the model number of your LG appliance..