My daughter called about her clothes dryer. Given it wouldn't heat I thought the pilot light was out. Do they have a pilot light or or otehr device to ignite the gas. Perhaps, given it has to spin, there is an electric light source; therefore, like a glow plug. Thus, there is my analysis, anyone else with a better one.
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Re: Gas clothes dryer won't heat
THEGAS VALVE HAVE TWO COYL THEY CAN BE REPLACE . IF YOU GET HOT RED LIGH THE IGNIER IS GOOD . YOU DON;T HAVE GAS GOING IN OR THE COYL ARE NOT OPENING THE GAS TO LET THE FIRE ON. I RECOMENT TO REPLACE THE COYLS ON GAS VALE THEY AER VERRY INEXPENS AND 85% SHUR WILL FIX YOUR PROBLEM.
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Gas appliances normally require a pilot flame. This flame heats a thermocouple which operates the main gas valve when you want heat. The pilot flame may be out. Gas valves have a start-up process which normally requires you to press and hold the pilot flame button for up to 30 seconds (until the thermocouple heats up). Your appliance will have been delivered with a user's guide in which you will find the pilot lighting procedure...OR...there may be a guide adjacent to the gas valve.
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...
Hi Joe, For a free do-it-yourself checklist, click on my username and scroll down on my profile til you find my tips and tricks on trouble shooting gas dryer heating problems. Hope you find it helpful.
Check your the complete venting system. Turn the dryer on and feel the back vent to see if you have any heat at all. If not could be a valve issue or thermostat problem. On newer dryers they have glow plugs, so no pilot light.