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Kenmore series 80 gas dryer not heating

Hi. I reset fuse, cleaned hose (which did have a lot of lint... even though I clean lint tray after every cycle).. but still no heat. I have no idea how to take off the back of the dryer or what to look for. Can you help? Thanks! Hi Illeagle,

I have been reading this post and it has been quite helpful. I have a Kenmore series 80 dryer model number 11074892401. My problem is no heat but hte drum and blower are working. The ignitor is not fheating up. I have checked all fuses and thermostats and have no open connections. I have discovered that there is no voltage being delivered to the ignitor. All the blogd I have read say to check the timer contacts that feed the ignitor but can read how to do this. Can you help? Do i need a new timer switch entirely or is there a way to isolate the reason why I get no power to the ignitor?

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  • dotsonian May 11, 2009

    Thanks for the replies. In the link by themobilian it had a helpful tip for a beginner in checking continuity. I had not been uplugging the connector wires from the components I was Ohms checking. I had been unplugging the dryer though. Once I did this I was able to see that the thermal fuse was open. Thanks for the link. It's a good reminder to "dumb down" the replies on these blogs where lots of novices are posting.

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    sorry don't know what "fixya" is but you can have one

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Hi, If you have a gas dryer with no heat, here is what you can look for. You need to remove the front bottom panel by putting a flat screwdriver in the crease right below the door. There should be two clips that will release the panel. Then turn the dryer on and see if the ignitor comes on (it will glow bright orange). If it does not glow, there is a bad fuse in the dryer or a thermostat bad. You can check those parts by taking a contnuity test on them. NOTE: Be sure and unplug the dryer!!
If the ignitor does glow, you will probably need to change the coils on the gas valve.
Please let me know if this helps you at all.

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Igniter Modern gas dryers use an electric igniter to ignite the gas from the gas valve. When it's working properly, the igniter glows bright orange. When it burns out, the dryer tumbles but there's no heat because the gas can't ignite. When the igniter burns out, you need to replace it. If the igniter is held by a tension bracket, you very well may need to replace the bracket too.

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