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I have a new ignitore, thermal fuse everything works except the ignitor andno gas coming out. i have continuity in the ignitor, thermal fuse and coils

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Recheck thermal fuse for continuity. Next test operating thermostat near fuse Contacts normally closed.

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Dryer will not heat up


Unlike electric dryers gas dryers will continue to run if the thermal fuse is blown. Usually some sort of air blockage will cause the thermal fuse to blow. The control thermostat powers up the gas assembly.cd79cfa.jpg It judges the drum temp as air passes over it on its way out the exhaust. It opens(quits sending electricity to the gas assembly) at 160f for cotton and closes(starts sending power to the gas assembly) again at 105f.
When the dryer is running and the timer is set for heat, the control thermostat is energised. It powers up the flame (ignitor) sensor, the ignitor, and the solenoids. The gas does not come out with those solenoids energised because the ignitor is using most of the power to get it lit. When the ignitor is glowing wide open the heat from it causes a bi-metal in the flame/ignitor sensor to bend and open the circuit to that ignitor. That kills power only to the ignitor. The resulting power surge causes the solenoids to yank open them flood gates and raw gas comes out onto that screaming hot ignitor. KAWOOOSHHHH Houston we has ignition. At this point the ignitor becomes a safety device. As long as the flame is washing through that ignitor the current keeps flowing to them solenoids and the gas keeps a coming. If for some reason their was no ignition the ignitor would cool down and shut off the solenoids. More here

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Drum turns but no heat


Hi,

First look to see if the ignitor is coming on. Most common problem is the ignitor is weak or just bad.
When the power is applied to the ignitor it glows and builds up resistance to open the gas valve then it lights. If the ignitor is weak or bad it will not build up enough resistance for gas to come into the burner.
One sign of this would be a "woosh" sound when it trys to light. If the ignitor is coming on but not lighting it is most likely the ignitor is bad.
Should have a full glow. Also, if the ignitor looks whiteish in color this is a sign of it going bad. You can compare to the broil ignitor to be sure.

There are 50/50 chances of thermal fuse blowinf up which does not heat.Regarding the thermal fuse I would recommend to replace it one more time and not to use the Self clean any more until you will perform all checks and repairs according to the service pointer. The thermal fuse is located at the back of the oven..

You can check about the pica and description of it over HERE

And one more thing if used the broil method you also have to replace the broil heating element due to low resistance.

So finally i just want to say replace the broil element and the thermal fuse and your problem will be solved.

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No glow from the ignitor. what is the voltage coming in to the ignitor (gas dryer 110-736932100) could the heater relay be the issue?


all you have to do is check continuity across the ignitor. does it have continuity? if no you need to check your thermal fuse for continuity? it is a white peice with 2 wires going to it and sits on the blower houseing. if no then it could be your timer. or yes it could be your flame sensor. that sits off the side of your flume tube where the ignitor is. but highly likly it's just your thermal fuse.

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I've got a Roper Gas Dryer, Model RGL4634BW2, that will run but will not heat and the timer does not advance. It will continue to run until I turn it off. I see others on here with similar problem but...


It could be a fuse to prevent the ignitor to come on.
If the ignitor comes on then turns off then the ignitor is good. However the thermal sensor could be bad not giving the signal to a solenoid to open the gas valve. Or the thermal sensor is good, but the coil is bad so it could not open the gas valve. The gas valve has to open to have continuous gas flowing to burn in order to produce the heat for your dryer. Definitely the timer is bad that was why it didn't turn off for a period of time.

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Not heating during drying. everything else works


There are 3 things to turns on the heat. The ignitor, the thermal sensor, The gas valve. The ignitor has to glow first when you start. if it doesn't then it has a problem right there. After the ignitor comes on, and the thermal sensor has to produce some voltage so the gas valve can open to fire a flame then the heat will start. If the thermal sensor is bad, valve can't open then the ignitor will shut down, hence there is no heat.Taking the back panel off and try look to see the ignitor when you start so you can diagnose it correctly. Good luck

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I replaced the igniter and thermal fuse and dryer


The thermal fuse should only be replaced if the dryer will not start
If it starts the thermal fuse is good.
If you touched the ignitor with your fingers it may have blown out.
Open the dryer and check for voltage to the ignitor through the ignitor wires while the dryer is on.
If you have no voltage check the hi-limit thermostat for continuity as well as the operating thermostat.
Check the flame sensor for continuity while it is cold.
If you have power to the ignitor place a clamp on amp meter on one ignitor wire and turn the dryer on.
If you read 3 amps or less the ignitor is bad.
If it reads the amps or more the gas valve coils are bad.

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No heat,power and gas are on! new thermal fuse,new gas valve coils,igniter glows


The only other possible issues would be your gas valve is bad or maybe a bad flame sensor. If the ignitor is glowing and you have replaced the booster coils mounted on top of the gas valve then your gas valve is probably stuck shut. Before replacing the gas valve I would ohm out the flame sensor mounted on the side of the heater housing. If it has continuity then its probably ok. If the thermal fuse was bad your ignitor would not even glow.

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I have a Maytag MDG9706AWW gas dryer and have replaced the ignitor assy but still not getting heat just cold air... is there a thermal fuse that could be causing the problem?


This problem is usually caused by a blown thermal fuse, a faulty ignitor (if it won't light), or faulty gas valve coils. The thermal fuse is located inside the rear of the dryer and is usually mounted on the exhaust duct. It is about one inch long and can be tested for continuity using a multimeter. No continuity would indicate a blown thermal fuse. Hope this helped and best wishes.

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There is no heat


Disconnect power and access your dryer fuses. Check and test your fuses for "continuity". Most likely, a white thermal fuse. Can possibly be your ignitor or heat element as well. Is your dryer gas or electric?

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No Heat


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Remove the vent line from the rear and try the dryer.
If it heats then that means there is a clog or kink in the vent line blocking the vent air from exiting which will stop the dryer from getting hot!
If not then it's another one of these problems.

Defective Ignitor (Gas Only)
When heated the ignitor used on your gas dryer must obtain a specific high temperature
in order to activate the flame sensor. This ignitor is fragile and susceptible to cracking.
A hairline fracture that is barely visible to the naked eye is enough to change
the resistance of the ignitor to a point that is will not work properly.
You can test the resistance of your ignitor. You should get a reading of 50-400 ohms of
resistance.

If the ignitor gets hot and then goes off after about 10-15 seconds and there is
no ignition, the problem is probably not the ignitor. It is most likely the gas valve
coils that are defective.

If the ignitor comes on and stays on, it is the flame sensor that is defective.

If the ignitor is not getting hot it could also be one of the thermostats that is defective.
The power for the ignitor is passed from the timer, through all of the thermostats,
limit switches and fuses to the ignitor. So if you are not getting power to the ignitor
during ignition, you should check the continuity of the individual thermostats and fuses.
DRYER DOES NOT HEAT



Defective Gas Valve Coil (Gas Dryer Only)

If the gas dryer will light once but will not relight until it cools down, it is likely the gas valve coils are faulty. These coils loose some strength when subjected to heat. When they become old, the addition of heat may be enough to prevent them from opening the gas valve when hot. However the coils still work when when cool.

An easy way to diagnose the coils when the burner is not lighting, watch the ignitor. If the the ignitor glows for 10 to 15 seconds but no flame is created, then the coils are faulty. If the ignitor is not glowing the problem is elsewhere.

Recent Customer Symptoms:
The dryer burner doesn't always come on when starting. If the burner does come on, once it goes off if won't come on again until the dryer cools down.



Defective Flame Sensor (Gas Dryer Only)
The flame sensor's job is to monitor the ignitor for sufficient heat
to ignite the gas. A properly operating flame sensor will pass a
continuity check under room temperature.

Common Symptoms
If the flame sensor is defective in the open position,
the ignitor will not get hot when the dryer is started.
However, if it is defective in the closed position the ignitor
will get hot, but the flame sensor will not allow the flame to ignite.
In this case, the ignitor will usually stay hot for a long period of
time.



Defective Thermostat
The thermostats are responsible for maintaining the proper temperature
in the dryer. Check the exhaust temperature of the dyer and if the
temperature is above 150 degrees, you will most likely need to change
the operating thermostat.

The thermostat can also fail in the opposite mode.
It can prevent the element from heating at all.
A failed continuity check at room temperature will verify this condition.

There are some special thermostats that are single pole double throw.
These thermostats are often used to control the timer when set to the
Automatic Dry cycle. If the dryer timer will advance in the Timed Dry
cycle but not the Automatic Dry cycle, then the thermostat could be the
problem.


Defective Thermal Fuse
The thermal fuse is in series with one leg of power to the motor.
If the fuse is open (no continuity) the motor will not run.

Location:
The thermal fuse is located in different locations according
to the model and brand of dryer.

Solution:
Check the thermal fuse for continuity with a volt/ohm meter.
If it is open, it will need to be replaced






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Jan 25, 2009 | Kenmore 73952 Gas Dryer

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