Question about Dryers
The igniter comes on ( glows red ) but the gas doesn't turn on. The drum is turning and the igniter glows & thats it.
The fuse is ok because the power is going into the gas assembly and the ignitor is working so why won't the gas come out and ignite? Well the ignitor uses so much power is robs the coils of enough energy to open. The flame sensor shuts down the ignitor at 1800 F. The power surges through those coils and that opens the valve. The raw gas hits the ignitor and the flame stays on UNTIL the control thermostat (mounted on the blower next to the skinny white fuse) shuts down the power to the assembly. The dryer still runs tumbling the clothes till the drum cools down and the thermostat again powers up the gas assembly.If the fuse is blown in this model the unit will keep running. On these models the coils will get hot and quit, cool off and maybe work again. Sometimes not at all. I would say you needs to replace these puppys. Part number 279834
Less than $30 Easy to replace.
Posted on Feb 18, 2009
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Posted on Feb 16, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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I appreciate your inquiry, K Ogle!
From what you have described about your Frigidaire range the igniter glows red and the gas turns on but it will not light. It sounds like it could be a faulty burner or igniter and I would recommend having a professional come out to properly assess your range. This does not sound like a simple DIY job. Good luck. -Matt
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