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I have a similar problem. But I will provide a little bit of history first. My dryer just doesn't get hot enough (approx 100 degrees just prior to the exhaust vent). Three years ago, I had the same exact problem and resolved the heating problem by replacing the (2) coils 694039 and 694040, a thermo fuse and a thermostat. Today, 3 years later and additional research, I get the impression that the coils may need to be replaced again. The burner will initially ignite for approx 2 minutes and then cycle on/off every 30 seconds from that point on. Do you think I'm on the right track? Any advised would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance, Jerry

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  • gracht May 29, 2009

    Thanks. That makes sense. I was cleaning the lent out of the backside of the unit and I may have damaged the sensor. I'll post my results after I test/replace the sensor.

  • gracht May 29, 2009

    I'm sure the vent was at least partially restricted prior to me removing a lot of debris. After cleaning the unit is when the problem began. And your correct, it is gas.

  • Collegeless May 11, 2010

    You said burner. So I am assuming this is gas?! Sounds like you vent is clogged up because the unit is short cycling. If the vent is clear both the duct in the unit and the vent pipe to where ever it leads then I would say your flame sensor is not operating correctly

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If the gas cycles on and off I do not think the coils are a problem.  Sounds like the flame sensor is not working correctly.  The flame sensor keeps the gas valve open after the ignitor shuts off.  Then the temperature sensor shuts off the gas when temperature limit is reached.  When the dryer cools down the gas cycle starts again (usually much more than 30 seconds).

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