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Gas dryer no heat

I would like to install ignition switch myself since the part cost $28 but labor is $125

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The model you sent is for a g.e. electric dryer

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SOURCE: gas dryer runs but no heat

Those coils are probably getting hot and quitting then after a long time they cool off and work some more then quit again.62a13a2.jpg2720ab1.jpg

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SOURCE: How do I install an igniter on a G. E. gas dryer?

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Samsung gas dryer heats up and then stops. No lint in dryer trap or hose. What could it be? Heating Element? Reset button? Please help! !

The key to your issue is the gas dryer. you need to know how it works to be able to diagnose it. A gas dryer will only fire up if the thermostat calls for heat and the hi limit thermostat is not tripped and the gas valves open and the igniter fires. Any of these not working will not lt dryer fire up the heat.
lets assume the running thermostat is ok since it fires up initially and they seldom are intermittent. A restricted vent would trip the high limit t-stat quickly and would not fire up again till it cools down and resets, since you have stated that the vent is clear and unrestricted we will again assume the hi limit stat is not the problem
(it still could be if it was faulty and opened up prematurely, but again that is not one of the more frequent issues). The flame detector needs to be satisfied to continue the burn after flame is ignited. The detector is a simple device that is located on the burner plenum and is a bi-metal with a clear window that lets light (flame) through to a bi-metal switch that will interrupt gas supply in case there is no flame. these again are not on the most frequent list of parts going bad.
The most likely cause of this problem is a bad igniter. they glow orange on start up and ignite the gas. even though they glow orange does not mean they are good, most develop cracks in the ceramic material and are very brittle. If a crack is present you seldom can see it and often will look normal in operation, but once heated the second cycle of heat fails to ignite. This can be measured cold by resistance check compared with standard value. I often just change them on a hunch , saves time and part cost is not high. Labor time is often higher checking it's value. Another possibility is an intermittent gas valve and that is harder to diagnose and it is an expensive part. Seldom is the valve intermittent though.
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- glow bar igniter, thermal fuse , coils on the gas valve, gas valve, thermostats, motor heat switch, timer, selector switch, sensor.
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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,
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Gas dryer runs but no heat

Those coils are probably getting hot and quitting then after a long time they cool off and work some more then quit again.62a13a2.jpg2720ab1.jpg

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Hi and welcome to FixYa. I am Kelly.

You did not mention if the dryer was even warm to the touch during operation.

The generic service manual can be found here:

I would follow the troubleshooting process in step 9 of page 21.

To gain access to the unit you will need to remove the service access panel Pg 28 of manual

Gas burner circuits steps are on page 32

A little about heat control circuits. They are series circuits and any one of the following can prevent the dryer from heating.

1. Motor switch
2. heat control
3. cycle thermostat
4. high limit thermostat
5. thermistor
6. heating element

in addition to the above

For gas burners

1. Gas valve
2. Gas safety valve
3. Ignitor
4. Flame sensor

Most dryers have at least 5 of the 6 components listed in the first set of components above. The high limit thermostat is replaced by the thermistor in newer models. Thermistors are a one time fail item and if it has opened it must be replaced.

The warranty for this dryer is as follows:

1 year full coverage

Limited Warranty

After one year from the date of original retail purchase, Amana will provide a replacement part, f.o.b. Amana, Iowa, as listed below, for any part that fails due to a defect in materials or workmanship. The owner will be responsible for paying all other costs including labor, mileage, and transportation.

Second through Third Year
Amana will provide any part.

Third through Fifth Year
Amana will provide the drive motor or timer.

Third through Tenth Year
Amana will provide the cabinet assembly should the part rust through.

Amana will provide the Stainless Steel inner drum if so equipped.

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