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I have a Kenmore 80 series Gas Dryer. Everything turns and runs good. There are no clogs in the duct work. I have the back removed and the heating element cycles on and off but does not stay on long enough to dry the clothes. It stays on for about 5 sec. than turns off. It comes back on about 2 minutes later and turns off again in 5 sec. Thank you for your help.

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  • jasonb101 Apr 12, 2009

    Maybe i mislead you by saying heating element. Its a gas dryer. I can see the flames and feel the heat for about 5 seconds. Than it goes away.

  • jasonb101 Apr 13, 2009

    I have a Kenmore 80 series "Gas" Dryer. Everything turns and runs good. There are no clogs in the duct work. I have the back removed and can see the flames cycle on and off but does not stay on long enough to dry the clothes. It stays on for about 5 sec. than turns off. It comes back on about 2 minutes later and turns off again in 5 sec. Thank you for your help.

  • jasonb101 Apr 14, 2009

    Its a kenmore gas dryer



    mod # 110.74832400

    ser# mr2006833

    type dwsr-nat-1206006cv22



    These are the no's on the unit. I definetly think its the gas valve coils. Because of the intermittent flames coming on and off. If it was the igniter it wouldnt lite at all ( i would think). Can i pick this up at Sears or would it have to be ordered.. If it has to be ordered my model # is above can you point me in the right direction of where to buy this. Thank you...JJ

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HI, i have located a site that will have all the gas valve assembly parts that you will need to replace the failing coil assembly on your dryer. the specific coils are located on this page and, you can order from this site as well. Click the link below to be directed to the repair clinic.

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    Michael Masters Apr 14, 2009

    This is absolutely the coils that are malfunctioning. You are correct.

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    Michael Masters Apr 14, 2009

    Please rate and god bless:)

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This has nothing to do with any of the comments listed.
I;m 96% sure it is the thermal couple. This is a safty that shuts off the gas if somethings gos wrong. with out it gas could come out with out the flame , A thermal couple is not expencive, if you took the back you prop. can install the new part. once you see what the part looks like , look for the one thats there all ready , take it out and replace it the same way it was.Good luck DFD

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Dear Jasonb101,

I recommend thes site, and they should help you with part replacement. This is fairly easy to resolve and thanks for requesting me and Your Fix Ya rate is appreciated. In future just ask for jj505.

Try this :

Quick Gas Dryer Tips:

Problem -
Gas flame comes on first few times then quits and igniter keeps cycling on and off but never lets the gas go.
Answer ( most common ) -
Replace the coils on the Gas Valve.

Problem -
No flame, no igniter glowing at all,
Answer ( most common ) -
Inspect igniter for small burnt spot on dark gray or black part of igniter or check for 110 volts to igniter when dryer should be calling for heat.


See this link

http://www.applianceaid.com/gas_dryer.html

Thanks

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    Johnny TOLAND Apr 13, 2009

    This Looks like it might be the part,but advise to give make and model to Tech.



    Thanks again. Please RATE JJ505



    http://www.appliancepartsworldwide.com/S...

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    Johnny TOLAND Apr 13, 2009

    dEAR jASONB101,



    I meant to tell you it is a fault in the glow plug which is what you are seeing really get hot looking and then dies...this is supposed to glow until ignition happans ,but is faulty. Sort of how a waterheater lights..via a thermo couple insted of glow plug which heats up..and opens gas valve then ignition.



    JJ505

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    Johnny TOLAND Apr 13, 2009

    See also. Thanks jj505



    http://www.applianceaid.com/gas_dryer.ht...



    Gas dryer with no heat: The parts that I have pointed out with the arrows are the parts that you will need to check with an ohm meter if the dryer is not heating. First check and see if you have 110 volts coming to the gas valve at this type of a connector. If you have voltage, then unplug the dryer and check the parts I have pointed to. Some dryers have 3 coils instead of the 2 shown here. If you do not have voltage coming to the burner, then you will need to check the timer contacts that feed the gas burner, hi limit thermostat, operating thermostats, the safety switch on the motor, and any other point that you can see on your wiring diagram picture that feeds voltage to the burner. The coils on the gas valve are very bad for working once or twice and then quitting. If you find a open circuit on one of the gas coils, replace them all = less problems later on. If the glow coil does not work ( get red ), check it with a ohm meter for continuity. The next thing to check if the glow coil does not come on would be the radiant sensor. Inspect the igniter for small burnt spot on dark gray or black part of igniter or check for 110 volts to igniter wire plug when dryer should be calling for heat. Sometimes the ( older style ) igniter is separate from the holder and the holder can no longer hold the igniter tight enough and the two parts burn/arc where they touch each other = new igniter and holder ( some manufactures have new kits to replace these older style parts ).

    Does the igniter get red and stay red, or does it get red, you hear a click and it goes off, then a minute later its gets red again?....if so you possibly have a bad set of coil valves. If the igniter gets red and stays red constantly then its the flame switch that is bad and maybe welded closed.

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Hi, the problem may b due to circit breaker.

Electric dryers use 220 volts or two power lines of 110 volts each. Some components in the dryer need only 110 volts; the heating element requires 220 volts. So it's possible for one part of the dryer to be fine and another part to have a short circuit. Short circuits can be caused by the heating element, the main power cord, or any other part of the internal wiring. To decide where the problem lies, unplug the dryer, then:

  • If the circuit breakers or fuses remain on and/or intact when the dryer is unplugged, it's likely the problem is with the dryer. Contact a qualified appliance repair technician.

  • If the circuit breaker trips or the fuse blows when the dryer is unplugged, it's likely the problem is with the house wiring, fuse box, or circuit box. Contact a qualified electrician.

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