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Gas dryer no air no heat but spins

Have alredy changed igniter

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Probably bad gas valve coils.
Change out the flame sensor too.

Posted on Mar 05, 2009

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I have a kenmore 11072942100 gas dryer.


Hello;

My name is Peter. I am a retired field service appliance technician.

It sounds like one of the heat related components is starting to fail. You need to check all of these components with your multi-meter set to the lowest Ohms. With the dryer unplugged:

1.) Radiant Sensor.
This radiant sensor for a gas-heated dryer senses the air temperature in the drum and signals the coils to charge and the igniter to spark when the temperature falls too low. This is located next to the igniter.

The sensing surface may be covered in soot and requires cleaning.

Disconnect the two wires from the contactors. Ohm it out with your meter. If the meter reads '0' this component is good. If it reads anything else it is bad.

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Part number 338906 - $28.00

2.) Thermostat.
Ohm this out the same way as above.
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Part Number W10423382 - $26.00

3.) Thermistor.
Ohm this out the same way as above.
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4.) Glow Bar Igniter.

Although this component may glow, it may not have enough power to open the gas valve. I Ohm out an igniter @ 137 Ohms, installed a new igniter which Ohm out at 167 Ohms; therefore the igniter was weak and was the problem.


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Dec 02, 2014 | Kenmore Dryers

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I have a siemans wtxd5522uc 27" ultrasense gas dryer that the ignitor won't fire. What is the supply voltage to the ignitor? Is it usually the ignitor that goes or some sensor? Every thing else...


hi sir it ignites at the voltage bet 230v-250v.there will be a sensor problem where it cannot try to ignite try to clean ignitor area.. In a gas dryer, heat is provided by a gas heater that is controlled by an air shutter. The gas heater is generally the source of no-heat or drying problems. You can often correct such problems by adjusting the air shutter on the gas burner, which is located along the bottom of the dryer.
To adjust the shutter, take out the screws and remove the panel that covers the gas flame. Turn on the dryer so the flame is burning. If the flame has a deep blue color and you hear air whistling around the burner, the air/gas mixture is receiving too much air. If the flame has a yellow tip, the mixture is not receiving enough air. Turn the thumbscrew or loosen the two screws slightly to increase or decrease the flow of air to the burner. Keep turning until the flame is a light blue color, without any yellow, and the whistling stops.

Gas dryers use an electric ignition device rather than a pilot light to light the gas heater: An element becomes hot and glows like the filament in a lightbulb. Electric ignition systems are always sealed; you can't adjust or repair them. If an electric ignition device fails, call a professional service person for replacement.  

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In a gas dryer, heat is provided by a gas heater, controlled by an air shutter. 
Electric dryers have self-contained electric heating elements.


Sep 13, 2008 | Dryers

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I looked through the peep hole in front of my gas dryer and I don't see anything lit.Dryer spins great, but doesn't heat up. What is the problem?


Igniter - The dryer's igniter is what ignites the gas that has entereddryer-ignitor.jpg through the gas valve. It will glow red, then when it reaches a certain temperature, it will trigger a thermostat that opens up the gas valve and that's when the dryer starts to heat the air. If the igniter has failed, the motor will still run but not produce any heat.

Jan 31, 2012 | Whirlpool Dryers

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I HAVE kENMORE GAS DRYER SERIES 80. last week dryer would heat for a minute then go out. Dryer would spin with no heat. Wnt to appliance store told me to change heater fillaments that one was bad after...


Your ignition unit may be worn out and will need to be replaced. Generally, a heating element comes on and once it reaches a certain temperature, it ignites the gas pilot. Then the heating element cools off because the gas is now burning and producing heat. When this heating element stops working correctly, it will not reach the right temperature to ignite the gas. You'll need to have a professional perform the repair. If the dryer is still under warranty, this might be covered.
Check your owner's manual.

I hope this solves your problem. If it does, please come back to Fixya and rate my advice!

Jul 17, 2011 | Dryers

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Dryer spins, no ignition or heat. Both gas valve solenoids replaced. No igniter glow


It could be several things. Radiat heat sensor, thermal fuse or safety fuse. Here is a link that should help troubleshooting the faulty part Troubleshooting a gas dryer

Oct 14, 2010 | Maytag PYG2300A Gas Dryer

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My Maytag Neptune sometimes ignites and heat comes on and other times, it will not and the clothes just spin on air.


Hi, 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 out this electric no heat tip...

heatman101

Sep 16, 2010 | Maytag Neptune MDE5500AY Electric Dryer

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Dryer not blowing hot air


When you say 220 gas dryer I'm not sure what you mean. If it's 220V then it should be an electric dryer, not a gas dryer. Troubleshooting is totally different between gas and electric. If it's electric (large 30A 220V plug) then good chance heating element(s) have gone bad. You can look up parts on www.searspartsdirect.com Have your complete model number. IF it's gas, it may be the pilot ignition has failed

Jul 26, 2010 | Kenmore 62602 Electric Dryer

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Dryer will not heat. Just spins without igniting.


Hi, If you have a gas dryer2_bing.gif.
The most common problem with a gas and no heat is the ignitor going bad...

Here is a tip that I wrote about that problem...

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If your dryer2_bing.gif is electric2_bing.gif..
There could be a number of different problems...
Check out this tip that I wrote about this problem...

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heatman101

May 11, 2010 | Kenmore 63942 Dryer

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Dryer spins only cold air


Is this a GAS Dryer? Or, an ELECTRIC Dryer?

If this is an ELECTRIC dryer, the following link will give you some advice on how to troubleshoot a no heat problem:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3576548-dryer_runs_but_does_not_heat


If this is a GAS dryer, the most common failure for heat related problems in a gas dryer is a weak or blown igniter on the burner assembly.

It can take roughly 30 to 90 seconds from the time you start the dryer to the time it takes for the gas to ignite. If you are expriencing longer ignition times, the igniter probablt needs to be replaced.

NOTE: This is a designed safety feature of the appliance that prevents free flowing gas from accumulating in your home without ignition. That's why you typically don't hear any gas flowing when you have an igniter problem. You might think you have a gas problem when actually you have an ignition problem.

You can purchase replacement parts (if required) at any of the following websites:

searspartsdirect.com
pcappliancerepair.com
appliancepartspros.com
repairclinic.com

The first three sites on the list also offer some excellent exploded view diagrams of the appliance.

If you have any questions, please post back with your complete model number and let me know. I hope this helps you.

Feb 28, 2010 | Dryers

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Dryer turns on and spins, but will not heat and dry clothes


Here is a quick course on the reasons why a gas dryer won't heat. If you are not mechanically inclined you will have to get a repair man because none of these reasons are quick fixes.

If your dryer doesn't heat, check these:

Igniter
Gas valve coils
Thermal fuse
Igniter Modern gas dryers use an electric igniter to ignite the gas from the gas valve. When it's working properly, the igniter glows bright orange. When it burns out, the dryer tumbles but there's no heat because the gas can't ignite. When the igniter burns out, you need to replace it. If the igniter is held by a tension bracket, you very well may need to replace the bracket too.

The igniter is inside the dryer housing, near the bottom front, usually in a cone-shaped metal tube (the force cone). It's about 2 inches long. It's mounted to the far end of the burner tube, and it has two wires attached to it--or to the tension bracket, if there is one.

Gas valve coils Watch the igniter. Does it glow bright orange, then shut off without igniting the gas? (When the gas ignites there's a large blue flame.) If so, there may be defective coils on the gas valve. Mounted on the top of modern gas valves, there are black electrical coils. The coils, when energized, open the gas valve. 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.

Thermal fuse On many dryers, there's a thermal fuse (a heat-sensitive fuse that blows if the dryer overheats) mounted to the exhaust duct inside the back cover panel. The fuse is about an inch long. It's usually embedded in black resin and mounted in a white plastic housing.

If the fuse has blown, it has no continuity. When this happens, your dryer either just stops heating, or it doesn't work at all. Be sure to inspect the venting/heating system before replacing the fuse to put the dryer back into operation. (You can't re-set this type of fuse.)

May 21, 2009 | Maytag Neptune MDG5500AW Gas Dryer

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