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Dryer will not heat

Kenmore gas dryer 72902 will not heat is there a pilot ishould lightthanks

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  • adegrado May 17, 2009

    how easy it to change

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    how easy is it to fix

  • adegrado May 17, 2009

    how difficult is it to change electronic ignition

  • adegrado May 17, 2009

    how easy is it to change the igination

  • adegrado May 17, 2009

    how easy is it to change the igination

  • adegrado May 17, 2009

    how easy is it to change the igination

  • adegrado May 17, 2009

    how easy is it to change the igination

  • adegrado May 17, 2009

    how easy is it to change the igination

  • adegrado May 17, 2009

    how easy is it to change the igination

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The answer is no, you do not have a pilot light. What you have is an electronic ignition which is faulty. Call in a repairman and you will be back up and running in no time.

Posted on May 17, 2009

  • Joe Hogan May 17, 2009




    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.

    The igniter is inside the dryer housing, near the bottom front, usually in a cone-shaped metal tube (the force cone). It's about 2 inches long. It's mounted to the far end of the burner tube, and it has two wires attached to it--or to the tension bracket, if there is one.





    Gas valve coils

    Watch the igniter. Does it glow bright orange, then shut off without igniting the gas? (When the gas ignites there's a large blue flame.) If so, there may be defective coils on the gas valve. Mounted on the top of modern gas valves, there are black electrical coils. The coils, when energized, open the gas valve. If one or more of the coils are defective, the valve doesn't open and the gas cannot ignite. Because it's often difficult to properly test the coils, it's usually best to replace both (all) of them at the same time.





    Thermal fuse

    On many dryers, there's a thermal fuse (a heat-sensitive fuse that blows if the dryer overheats) mounted to the exhaust duct inside the back cover panel. The fuse is about an inch long. It's usually embedded in black resin and mounted in a white plastic housing.

    If the fuse has blown, it has no continuity. When this happens, your dryer either just stops heating, or it doesn't work at all. Be sure to inspect the venting/heating system before replacing the fuse to put the dryer back into operation. (You can't re-set this type of fuse.)

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