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No heat from Kenmore 110.74642400 model.

FixYa, Houston, we have a problem. The dryer will run but there is no heat from the dryer. The dryer first seem to heat up for the first 20 minutes or so and some time it wouldn't heat at all but other it will heat up just fine..... and you guess that right, it is no longer heating even after I changed out the ignitor. I looked at the part list for this dryer and saw a couple of things that rise a question in my head but I thought that I want to ask the pro before I spend time swapping all the parts out and with my luck, the last part always be the right one ;-). Breaking a sweat a no stranger to me but I like to know some tip and trick on how to check to see if the gas is flowing to the ignitor? If the ignitor is getting power to glow after pushed the "Start" switch? For me, the sky is the limit but unfortunately I mostly have tools for cars, PC and garden. Please help. Thank you in advance and have a wonderful day.

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  • Steve8ball Dec 03, 2007

    I have a similar problem. The machine will spin and spin but no heat. It will continue running until I stop it manually. I took the front panel off, scratched my head, put the panel back on, and made a phone call (to India apparently) to schedule an appointment. It actually took 25 minutes to schedule this service call (the language barrier on the phone was ridiculous). Anyways, I'm hoping the repair guy will be here in two days. I will report the verdict.
    Thanks!

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    The dryer runs but there is no heat

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Replace the coil packs on the gas valve this fixes 90% of gas dryers lighting intermittently. Of course first thing to verify is gas supply. Dont forget to rate my solution as solved if I accurately answered your question...Thanks!!

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