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Flame only stays on for five minuts. After start

Replaced thermal fuse.

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The flame doesn't stay on the whole drying time, it cycles.The thermal fuse allows machine to work and heat up but the cycling thermostat directs the flame to come on and shut off. Do your clothes dry fine?

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Gas dryer checked ignitor, thermal fuse and flame all had continuity still ignitor will not glow or heat


Will try to help you checked the igniter you say good if good does it glow if so clamp on one wire and take an amp draw while heating I like to see a minimum of 3 amps if glowing and 3 and above change the coils on the gas valve very cheap, now if not glowing and good ignitor the fun begins power comes out of the heat relay on the control board passes thru the thermal fuse then thermal cut off then hi limit then the flame sensor while also feeding the gas coils the neutral is supplied thru the centrifugal switch on the tumbler motor if the dryer stays running the centrifugal switch is good and you have a neutral bad flame sensor very rare since I am not there check the thermal cut off once blown it does not reset has to be replaced if all the fused I mentioned check good then check the heat relay on the board black and red wire stick meter ends in both off should read 120 volt when machine turned on should hear it click and meter should read 0 volts the boards seldom go bad but I have replaced a few in 5 years I am leaning more towards an open thermal cutoff

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How to Solve : Kenmore Gas Dryer doesn't blow hot air !


Here are the things to check :

1. This is likely to be a blockage in the vent system or a bad blower fan. Make sure that there is no blockage.

2. There should be a panel under the front door. Using a screw driver remove this panel and then run a timed cycle. Take a look for a couple of minutes and check if the flame starts then shuts off or if the igniter glows and does not start the flame or if you see no glow on the igniter.If you don't see the glow then the problem is with the thermal fuse, and you will have to replace it.

If there is no glow, then the problem is with the thermal fuse. And it needs to be replaced. You cannot use the dryer bypassing the fuse, if this thermal fuse is left bypassed it can cause a fire hazard. you should not use the machine until the thermal fuse is replaced.

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The thermal fuse is part labelled 59 in the schematics shown above.

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Can not get pilot to light on estate by whirlpool gas dryer


The pilot will only turn on for a couple of seconds while the gas comes out to create the flame for the heat to do its job. The pilot is a ceramic fuse that will not stay on at all times. It will click as a sign that is activating (you should see a red glowing light) and ready for the gas/ propane to come out ( the flame will stay on approx. two to five minutes), then it will turn off . Repeating itself many times throughout the cycle. It this is not happening you might need to replace the fuse. Good luck

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I have a gas dryer, model MDG7657AWW that will not stay heated. Every time I put it on, the flame comes on for about 21 seconds & then shuts off. I replaced the igniter, hi limit thermostat, cycling t


On a gas dryer the heat normally only comes on for 30 seconds or until the drum temp reaches 160f at which time the flame is shut down by the cycling thermostat. The drum temp then starts to drop. When the drum temp reaches 105f then another blast of heat is issued for 30 more seconds.That is how they work. Put it all back together and trow a load in there.
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Roper rgx5634kq2 gas dryer. Starts out lighting like it should. It runs for a minute or two then flame goes out, then after a minute it comes back on. It will do this cycle a few times and then it will...


it's not the thermal fuse,the dryer wouldn't run and the ignitor wouldn't glow.sounds like you have bad gas coils,if the dryer runs for the first 15 to 30 minutes normally and then no more flame the coils are failing,when they are bad they work until they heat up and then nothing,when they cool down they work again,common problem,also you should clean out the dryer once a year ,clean out the duct that the lint filter slides into,if your vent line is long take it off from the back of the dryer and blow it out with a leaf blower,make sure the outside vent is clear first,you can have a fire and then you can pop the thermal fuse,clean it and your clothes will dry on time,let me know what you find

Aug 25, 2010 | Dryers

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80 series kenmore gas dryer. Won't dry clothes. Igniter glows, gas valve opens, flame lights. Stays on for about 45 seconds then flame shuts off. About 1 minute later it lights again but it doesn't stay on...


Did you get a solution yet? - our dryer is doing the same exact thing....last time it was not lighting at all and we found out it was the thermal fuse - very cheap fix...this time the symptoms are exactly as you described.

Aug 03, 2010 | Kenmore Dryers

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Hi i replaced the thermal fuse in my kenmore dryer, started it up and it blew less than five minutes, what`s the problem any takers?


I would check your venting and also replace your cycle thermostat (4 wire therm) mounted right next to the thermal fuse. If you have a clear vent and new cycle therm this will take care of the problem. part number on the cycle therm is 3387134

Good luck _MJ_

Feb 06, 2010 | Kenmore Dryers

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Dryer tumbles continuously but does not dry. When


Check the following areas to combat this issue. the most common problem spot will be a blown Thermal fuse, but in your case, i would pay close attention to the gas valve coils.


1. Gas valve coils
igniter glows, then shuts off without igniting gas - the problem is probably with defective coils (black, located on top of the gas valve). It is recommended to replace all coils (usually two or three) if found defective.

Note: Sometimes the whole gas valve may be defective, thus not letting the gas out. However, this problem is not common.

2. Thermal fuse
Most dryers have a thermal fuse, which burns out when the dryer overheats, in which case the dryer will either not run at all or stop heating. The fuse is usually located on the vent duct, inside the dryer. A blown fuse will show no continuity when measured with a meter. Before replacing the fuse, make sure the blower wheel is not broken or clogged, and there is nothing blocking the venting.

Note: It is recommended by most dryer manufacturers to replace a hi-limit thermostat when replacing a thermal fuse.

3. igniter
igniter may burn out or break. Replace the igniter if found defective.

Note: Igniters are very fragile and break easily. It is recommended to handle the igniter only touching the ceramic part of it (usually white in color).

4. Flame sensor (or radiant heat sensor)
Replace the sensor (located near the igniter) if found defective.

Oct 03, 2009 | Kenmore Dryers

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Dryer does not stay hot


Hi, Check the 4" venting to the outside and make sure it is clean.
Some model dryers have a small cap on the front lower panel that you can remove and watch the flame cycle. If later in the cycle the ignitor glows and the turns off before the flame cpmes on, the coils on top the gas valve need replaced.
I hope this helps you.
Please let me know if I can assist you further.
Vic

Jun 04, 2009 | Dryers

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