Question about Kenmore Dryers
Appliance: Kenmore (Sears) Dryer
Note: Thank you in advance for any help with this issue.
Problem: In Permanent Press Cycle - Igniter Element will not glow and natural gas will not light at all, in Normal Cycle Igniter Element will glow then 3 loud clicks will be heard (sometimes) and natural gas supply will light for about 15-20 seconds but typically Igniter Element will glow NO loud clicks will be heard and natural gas supply will NOT light.
The only thing I don't know how to check is the very expensive Dryer Timer.
Item's I did clean and check:
- Cleaned Thermal Cut-off & Continuity (w/Ohm Meter) Good
- Cleaned Thermal Fuse & Continuity (w/Ohm Meter) Good
- Cleaned Holding/Boosting Gas Coil & Continuity (w/Ohm Meter) Good
- Cleaned Secondary Gas Coil & Continuity (w/Ohm Meter) Good
- Cleaned Igniter Element & Continuity (w/Ohm Meter) Good and functioning well
- Cleaned Radiant Sensor & Continuity (w/Ohm Meter) Good
- Cleaned Vents and Lint Trap
- No High Limit Thermostat Sensor on this model
Replace the igniter. The ignitor is the most comon problem with gas appliances checking continuity does not tell you if it is bad or not it has to draw a certain amount of amps to open the gas safty valve and the is no safe way to check this on most gas dryers
Posted on Jan 19, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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