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No electricity to the ignitor

It is a gas dryer. Kenmore 110.97566200

ok so all sensors work and have continuity, the fuse is not blown. The voltage on the ignitor is very low, it wont light up a tester but on a meter its sensitive to pick up some. the motor runs but it looks like the line coming from the motor to the ignitor is the source of malfunction. any suggestions on what would cause this?

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  • pilotgbaker Jan 26, 2009

    i tried that there was still no response from the ignitor for electricity. is the ignitor in these models supposed to be on all the time?

  • pilotgbaker Jan 27, 2009

    the ignitor is fine continuity and visibly. could it be the coils that control the ignitor?

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Since it seems you know what your doing,,,when you disconnect the ignitor and turned unit on you did not get 110 im asusuming,,,now ,,i want you to jump the iginitor sensor dont use a meter just put the 2 wire together,,the white and the blue make sure therte not touching anything but each other...that the little glass sensor on the side of the flame box ,,on left hand side...onthejob

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    onthethejob1 Jan 26, 2009

    no only when call on by cycles..just checking this is a gas dryer,,,ahhh did you check the ignitor it self,,,look closely at it and look for a burn spot or crack ,,use flash lite...onthejob

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    onthethejob1 Jan 27, 2009

    yes that was next,,,vavle no 1 that the 1 withe three prongs ,,1 prong goes to ignitor,,if you have to just purchase that 1..onthejob

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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.However unplug your Kenmore gas dryer from its electrical outlet. Make sure that all electricity has been disconnected from your dryer.

Turn off the gas valve that supplies gas to your Kenmore gas dryer. Remove the gas flex line at the shut-off valve using an adjustable wrench.

Remove your dryer's back panel. Take out the screws on the back of the dryer and the panel will come free. Set the panel and screws aside until you are ready to replace them.

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