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Dryer is not heating, replaced ignitor, flame sensor and solnoid

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    steve May 11, 2010

    Check continuity on the thermal fuses.

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Do you get a "glow" the glow (orange in color) is for the gas to be ignited?
.1 No glow indicates a no voltage problem to the burner or the igniter is out. Confirm power to the gas valve area 110V usually. If you have voltage the problem is somewhere in the area your in; probably the igniter.

2 If you don't have 110 Volts the problem is in the controls. The fuse link, the timer contacts, the centrifugal switch on the motor, and the heater safety thermostat and operating (s), are all suspect and have to be eliminated 1 by 1.

Hope this helps. With any luck all you need is a new igniter.

Clean the duct out while replacing the igniter if so because the main thing that causes igniter burn out is low air flow. A kinked Dryer vent hose, lint, and plugged up fan circulator on the motor, or if yours has little holes in the inside cabinet where the air is taken to be heated and recirculated, these can get clogged with lint also and cause a problem are the 4 main causes of low air flow..

Hope this helps and please rate me accordingly Thank you and good luck.

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It could be that one of the heat sensors is bad and telling the ignitor not to light because the dryer is too hot when in fact its not hot at all

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I have a 7yo Kenmore Elite gas dryer w/no heat. I tested all the possible culprits with my ohmmeter. I found the ignitor was not glowing so I replaced it. Now it glows but I still have no heat


The glowing if the ignitor indicates that the circuitry is good but the flame/radiant sensor is bad and/or one or both of the gas valve solenoid coils are not working. The flame/radiant sensor bypasses one the solenoid coils then when power is applied to the ignition circuit, the first coil opens the first valve, the ignitor glows and the flame/radiant sensor gets heated. It's contacts then opens when heated enough to unbypass the second coil and allow the gas to flow and be ignited.

Make sure the flame/radiant sensor is properly in place and aligned with the ignitor to allow proper heat sensing. You may check the continuity between the sensor's contact terminals as the ignitor glows. At first, the terminals should read close (zero resistance) and then open (infinite resistance) after about 30 seconds or so. If this is not the case, the sensor is not working and must be replaced.

The solenoid coils, one with 2 prongs and the other has 3, sitting on top of the gas valves must be both replaced if the flame/radiant sensor turns out good. But before doing so, make sure to run a test with the dryer completely assembled because sometimes the gas do not ignite when the dryer's cabinet is open. This is to prevent unnecessary replacement of the coils.

Feel free to update us about the result and if you need further advice.

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Wow that a nice gas dryer. It features electronic drying. I would make sure the sensors are clean. They get a film of dryer sheet goop on them and the sensing board cannot read dampness and shuts down the dryer thinking the cloths are dry. So check that first. Your thermostat control has 4 wires. 2 of the smaller wires warm a small heater to change the rate of time the thermosdisc opens. Newer models have a thermister. Next to it is a thermal disc.e749f09.jpg It kills power to the gas assembly but does not kill the motor. If it is open then their won't be any heat. The next thing to check for continuity is the flame sensor.db76c0c.jpg It must have continuity. It powers up the ignitor.6c68f9d.jpg If either of these are open( no continuity) then you won't have no heat. When the control is cool it powers the gas assembly. The flame sensor and ignitor kick in. The solenoids cannot kick in because the ignitor is on. When the temp gets hot enough it bends a bi-metal inside the flame sensor and opens the circuit to the ignitor. With the flame sensor and ignitor out of the circuit the surge of power can now zap those solenoids, gas comes out hitting the ignitor, and whooosh you have flames. It only take a minute or 2 of flames to warm the dryer to 160f. Then the control shuts down the operation. So what can go wrong? If the limit is blown or the control is blown then no power can get to the gas assembly. If either the flame sensor or ignitor is bad you won't get heat finally if the heat works a little bit but no more, then replace those solenoids.83a012d.jpg They tend to fail when hot and work when cold. More Here
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If electric then the thermostat or the heating element has failed.
If gas: First thing to check is the ignitor underneath the drum. (You have to open the panel to see it) It should glow shortly after the dryer starts, then the flame starts and the ignitor shuts off. If the ignitor does not glow then it or the thermostat is bad. If the ignitor is glowing but the gas does not light then the flame sensor may have to be replaced. If the gas ignites but does not stay on either the flame sensor or the coils are at fault.

See also: http://home.howstuffworks.com/how-to-repair-a-dryer.htm

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The dryer does not heat


If electric then the thermostat or the heating element has failed.
If gas: First thing to check is the ignitor underneath the drum. (You have to open the panel to see it) It should glow shortly after the dryer starts, then the flame starts and the ignitor shuts off. If the ignitor does not glow then it or the thermostat is bad. If the ignitor is glowing but the gas does not light then the flame sensor may have to be replaced. If the gas ignites but does not stay on either the flame sensor or the coils are at fault.

See also: http://home.howstuffworks.com/how-to-repair-a-dryer.htm

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If electric then the thermostat or the heating element has failed.
If gas: First thing to check is the ignitor underneath the drum. (You have to open the panel to see it) It should glow shortly after the dryer starts, then the flame starts and the ignitor shuts off. If the ignitor does not glow then it or the thermostat is bad. If the ignitor is glowing but the gas does not light then the flame sensor may have to be replaced. If the gas ignites but does not stay on either the flame sensor or the coils are at fault.

See also: http://home.howstuffworks.com/how-to-repair-a-dryer.htm

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My whirlpool dryer wont heat up


If electric then the thermostat or the heating element has failed.
If gas: First thing to check is the ignitor underneath the drum. (You have to open the panel to see it) It should glow shortly after the dryer starts, then the flame starts and the ignitor shuts off. If the ignitor does not glow then it or the thermostat is bad. If the ignitor is glowing but the gas does not light then the flame sensor may have to be replaced. If the gas ignites but does not stay on either the flame sensor or the coils are at fault.

See also: http://home.howstuffworks.com/how-to-repair-a-dryer.htm

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If electric then the thermostat or the heating element has failed.
If gas: First thing to check is the ignitor underneath the drum. (You have to open the panel to see it) It should glow shortly after the dryer starts, then the flame starts and the ignitor shuts off. If the ignitor does not glow then it or the thermostat is bad. If the ignitor is glowing but the gas does not light then the flame sensor may have to be replaced. If the gas ignites but does not stay on either the flame sensor or the coils are at fault.

See also: http://home.howstuffworks.com/how-to-repair-a-dryer.htm

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FLAME ON SART UP NONE AFTER


Replace the gas valve coils if the ignitor glows but does not light. Replace the flame sensor if the ignitor does not glow.

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No heat-gas dryer--Amana


There is a flame sensor on the side of the flame housing. Jump the 2 wires out and see if the ignitor glows then. If so you need a flame sensor.

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