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Gas dryer needs a glow rod, how do you open the cabinet?

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I don't know how old your dryer is, but if it's old enough to be made like what I'm familiar with here goes:
First, disconnect the power cord from the outlet and turn off the gas supply for safety.
Second, the panel under the door should pop off at it's top corners, and rests on metal tabs at the bottom. It should come off easily with a little tug from your fingers.
With that removed, the burner assembly should be exposed, it is easily removed, after removing the two hex-head screws retaining it, gas connection and some wires.
The glow rod is very fragile, handle very carefully.
Replace the glow rod, the re-installation of the burner is the reverse of removal. Be sure the gas connection does not leak. Check with soap solution, look for bubbles.

Hope you find this helpful.

Posted on Apr 24, 2009

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What is preventing it from heating?


if the glow rod does light then the gas valve is not opening (or there is no gas) , some models still power the glow rod if the airflow safety and the over temp safety is not made (thats silly to me) so those two switches will need to be ck prior to confirming the gas valve is bad , those 22 dollar NON contact voltage sensor pens are great 4 this and sure do make it easy to test switches with it

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DRYER WON'T HEAT


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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.

Jun 17, 2011 | Kenmore Dryers

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Heat won't go on...don't know if it's an ignitor problem, or a coil problem


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Jan 26, 2011 | Estate TEDX640JQ Electric Dryer

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Burner will not light. Gas lighter glows but gas does not flow?


Well the fuse is not blown because you do get the glow (the dryer will run with the fuse blown). The ignitor is good. The flame sensor is good cause if it was bad the ignitor would not glow. Then what is wrong? It is the solenoid coils72168fc.jpg OR you ain't paid the gas bill. LOL
You will know it is these if you sometimes get it to work once but then it don't work again or all of the above is working and you have the gas turned on.

Jun 26, 2010 | Dryers

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My dryer is not heating It is a gas dryer and has done this before. I think lint has gotten built up inside and there is a sensor that turns off the heating element. How do I fix that without calling a...


Hello there:
Here is some helpful advice for you to check out first ok
Hope that al of this is very helpful for you
Best regards Richard

Most likely your gas valve has a defective solenoid. You can verify this by visually looking at the glow coils operation.
The first click you hear will ignite the glow coil. If the glow coil does glow a very bright yellow white color, that solenoid is working. If the glow coil fails to light, replace that part only. <Use caution-glow coils are not cheap and break easily.>

If the coil glows but you do not hear the second click, which opens the second gas valve to allow the gas to exit to the burner, you will need to remove the gas valve assembly and replace both solenoids.

The solenoids are located on the top of the gas valve and are black plastic coated spool looking items. They are held in place by a retaining plate.

Carefully, remove and replace them with the new ones. <They only fit on the steel rod one way.> Replace the gas valve assembly, attach the quick disconnect wire clips and soap test the gasline nut you unconnected.

If the soap test proves there isn't any gas leaks, fire up the dryer and your done.

Glow coil's cost about $50.00.
Pair of solenoids slightly less.

Most likely your gas valve has a defective solenoid. You can verify this by visually looking at the glow coils operation.

The first click you hear will ignite the glow coil. If the glow coil does glow a very bright yellow white color, that solenoid is working. If the glow coil fails to light, replace that part only. <Use caution-glow coils are not cheap and break easily.>

If the coil glows but you do not hear the second click, which opens the second gas valve to allow the gas to exit to the burner, you will need to remove the gas valve assembly and replace both solenoids.

The solenoids are located on the top of the gas valve and are black plastic coated spool looking items. They are held in place by a retaining plate.

Carefully, remove and replace them with the new ones. <They only fit on the steel rod one way.> Replace the gas valve assembly, attach the quick disconnect wire clips and soap test the gasline nut you unconnected.

If the soap test proves there isn't any gas leaks, fire up the dryer and your done.

Dec 15, 2009 | LG Dryers

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Not getting hot. vent line is free of lint. Maytag Atlantis/gas


Chances are the hot surface glow igniter is not working. Most likely it is burned out. Set the controls to dry in high heat and note if the glowing coil does in fact glow. If not, it needs to be replaced. Open the burner access door and then turn the dryer on. Watch inside the burner compartment for the glow coil to light up and glow. If all the controls are set correctly on the front control panel and the dryer is running, but the glow coil fails to glow, you've located the defective part. The glow coil will need to be replaced.
To remove the coil, turn off the gas first. Unplug the dryer from the electrical wall plug. Then remove the entire gas valve as an assembly. The nut on the gas valve to remove it from the gas supply pipe turns counter clockwise. There will be small sheet metal screws used to secure the plate to which the burner assembly parts are attached. The plate holds the entire assembly and is attached to the bottom of the dryer's cabinet.
Next, remove the glow coil from the burner assembly. Take the entire assembled part to the local appliance retail parts store for a replacement coil. Glow igniters are fragile and they break easily. Handle and install the new igniter carefully. Glow igniters are a non-returnable and non-refundable electric component.
Be advised that some new replacement igniters do not come with quick disconnect ends. In this case, it is OK to cut off the quick, disconnect from the old igniter and attach it to the new igniter. Simply clip off the wires several inches above, disconnect the old igniter, attach to the wires of the new igniter, and wire nut the two ends together. Repeat the process to attach the other set of wires and wire nut them together. There is no positive nor negative polarity to be concerned with.
Additional Suggestions: Read the manufacturer's online Web site for product information, problem possibilities, causes and solving methods, part locations, disassembly, reassembly methods, repair procedures, instructions, pictorials and schematics, which may be available online.

Oct 15, 2009 | Maytag Atlantis MDG6400AW Gas Dryer

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Maytag dryer mdg9206bww runs but will nto get hot. Gas does not come on. Have volt meter and exp. working on electrical equipment but do not understand sequence and where should have voltage on settings.


This most likely has a "Glow Rod" type of igniter for the gas, along with a photosensitive glow/flame detector. Most glow rods are ceramic with an electrically conductive coating that makes them a resistive element. They will last until the ceramic breaks. Be careful with it, if it's not broken, it is very fragile, and so is the replacement.

Jul 06, 2009 | Maytag Dryers

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There should be a gas igniter, inside of the burner chamber, that will glow bright red before the gas will be allowed to flow. If the dryer model that you have has a flap on the front you will be able to observe this otherwise you will have to remove the front of your machine to check it. If you post back with your machine model number I will be able to assist you further.

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