Unit runs but does not heat. Gas valve is open. There was allot of lint in duct but I completely cleaned this out. Does this unit have an automatic gas shut off when clogged and if so is there a way to reset after cleaning the lint from unit and duct?
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Motor runs, but main burner will not ignite
1.heat switch set wrong---correct switch setting
2.defective timer or timer circuit---check timer wiring--replace timer motor or switch as needed
3.defective centrifugal switch in motor---clean switch or replace as needed
4.gas supply valve closed----open gas valve
5.inoperative solenoid coil---test coil for open circuit & the voltage to it
Pilot burner goes out
1.insufficient gas supply---- low gas pressure or clogged pilot filter or partially closed gas valve
2.carbon deposit on thermocouple tube---clean tube & check pilot burner for proper combustion
3.improperly adjusted pilot flame--adjust pilot flame until faint yellow tip begins to appear
4.faulty ignition or reset valve or thermocouple---replace
Clothes not drying, but dryer runs & heats
1.defective operating thermostat---test thermostat, replace if defective
2.fan or it's pulley loose on shaft---tighten set screw
3.incorrect heat or timer settings---reset timer
4.clothes to wet when placed in dryer----wring out or extract water from clothes before placing in dryer
5.clogged lint screen or duct (little air motion)---clean out lint screen & duct
How old is this dryer? The older ones would do this when the vent was clogged with lint near the outside exhaust area, or if the belt is worn or stretched. (this allows too much heat inside the dryer at one time, and forces the unit to shut down to prevent a fire hazard)
If the dryer is heating up, and clothes are being partially dried, then your dryer may be overheating. Check the ducts for lint balls / clogs, pay attention to the exterior opening, as well as the duct tube on the back of th e dryer itself. If everything appears normal / clear, you may have a limit switch that is acting up.
If the dryer is not heating up, then likely air movement (through ducts) is not high / fast enough to trigger that indicates that air flow is okay. Check all the duct work. If clear, then sensor / vane switch for air movement may not be closing like it should, which won't allow the igniter / gas valves to function.
if the igniter glows do u see the flame, and then shuts off,
you can have a copule things going there
one you might a block exhaust vent,full of lint, even when it seems like the duct is clear all the way to the outside, you might have some lint inside the unit, try cleaning it by removing the back panel screews, the air duct, and then remove i thinks is 4 or 5 screws from the air shoot, open it an clean the inside, what sometimes happens is that the blockage is there on the duct, the heat is created but won't exit the unit, and it back flows, rising the temp, and the dryer won't turn back on till it cools off
if you clean the ducts an you still have the problem, then i would look at 2 thigs first the coils replace em
Hi, It sounds like the coils on top the gas valve are bad. If the ignitor glows but shuts off before a flame, the coils need changed. I hope this helps. If I can assist you further, please let me know.
hi .your air duct in the dryer is probably clogged . To repair. remove lint filter 2 screws on the top, remove . lay dryer on floor, front down. remove back panel . remove the air duct, clean all lint thanks the appliance doc
Did you clean the entire length of the vent ducting? Or, did you only clean the lint trap on the dryer and the exhaust vent outside? If you didn't clean the ducting as well, you may still have a clog somewhere causing your dryer to be "starved" for air. A dryer needs proper air flow to dry properly. One way to check is to turn the dryer on and go outside to the exhaust vent opening. Feel to see if you have sufficient air flow. If the air flow is weak, you have a clog. If not, you may have a high limit thermostat cutting off prematurely, not allowing the heating element to heat long enough. Check your ducting first and let me know if this helps.