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Gas dryer replaced flame sensor and still not getting hot

We replace the flame sensor and the flame turns on but the dryer does not stay hot

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Replace the gas valve coils on the top of the gas valve they get weak from the heat and can't keep the gas valve open

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I would change both coils anyways,they can go bad after they heat up.

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Replace the operator coils. They are intermittant. Typical operator coils look like this:

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since you know your stuff and our exhaust is clear correct,,,change your gas vavle coils ..if weak they will shut unit down in a couple of mintues..

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Check for a blocked vent.

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You may want to disconnect the vent from the back of the dryer and try it. Flame rollback will cycle the burner off by the high limit.

Considering what you have already done to it, if the problem still exists you probably have bad coils on the gas valve. make sure you replace them as a set.

The thermal fuse is a one time device. If it opens, the burner will not come on at all.

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Hi and welcome to FixYa, I am Kelly.

This is usually caused by a failed flame sensor PN 338906. Loss of a flame sensor signal (open) will cause the gas valve to shut off in 30 - 42 seconds

How to test the flame sensor:
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  • Open the top panel
  • Leave the drum & belt the way they are, work around them and be careful NOT to get the belt idler pulley disconnected
  • Disconnect the wires from the flame sensor
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If you can reach the flame sensor through the gas burner access (if so equipped / depending on model) it is even better because you don't have to open the dryer up.

Just note there are 2 types of flame sensor out there. One has 2 terminals and one has 3 terminals. the links below are for the 2 terminal flame sensor.

Sources to purchase the flame sensor: and enter part number 338906 search top of page

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