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Gas dryer - bruner will not come on

Dryer will run and has good gas pressure - was getting hot this morning but quit working this afternoon I have a kenmore gas dryer that will run if you hold the start button, but as soon as you let go it stops.

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  • Jim Goldsmith
    Jim Goldsmith May 11, 2010

    check first for an obstruction in the dryer vent line and the lint filter

    next remove the cover and, see if you can see the light given off by the ignitor let me know what you find

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Probably a broken belt or a bad start winding. Remove the rear panel and check the fuse mounted on the blower housing. If open replace it and clear the vent to the outside. Click here for fuse locations and pictures.

Posted on Jun 01, 2009

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