Question about Kenmore 72062 Gas Dryer
I have done the following test. 1. Unplugged the power cable and left it for more than 12 hours. 2. After 12 hours, I pulled the connector that connects to 2 solenoid coil. 3. Checked the continuity using multimeter. There are 2 Solenoid coil. First coil had 3 terminal and second coil had 2 terminal. Checked the resistance between the 3 terminals in the first coil using multimeter probe. It showed close to infinity. Checked the resistance between the 2 terminals in the second coil using multimeter probe. It showed close to infinity. 4. I put back the connector again and plugged in the main power. 5. Set the dryer in express mode (runs for 23 minutes) 6. Hit the Start button. 7. Dryer started and I saw the light glows and flame started and stayed for 4 minutes. I think express option takes 4-5 minutes to reach the preset temperature. 8. After 4 minutes, flame shuts off. 9. After 1 minute, light glows again and tries to ignite. It did not succeed. NO FLAME afterwards. The above test result shows that the solenoid coil may be wrong and need replacement. Also even if we make an assumption based on the multimeter reading, how does the flame comes first time. Let me know your comments.
You will have to replace "BOTH" of those gas solinoids. First, be absolutely sure that you "TURN OFF THE GAS". Then be sure the unit is unplugged. Remove the phillips head screws, remove the small metal top bracket, and slide the coil up and off. Then replace the coil, rehook your wire, and replace the metal holder. Upon testing, be sure to turn your gas back on. The first time it may act like it wont start, but let it cycle through a couple times to remove air. Good Luck And Be Safe. Jim
Posted on Sep 07, 2007
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