Question about KitchenAid KGYS850LT Gas Dryer
I have a Kitchenaid Superba Dryer (KGYS850JQ1) and want to test the igniter assembly. Where is this located? (I have already opened the back and checked the thermal fuse--resistance is 0). Most repair sites seem to indicate that access is via the front under the door, but there is no discernible way to open that. thnks.
Hi, UNPLUG the dryer. This model you need to remove the two
screws under the lint screen. Now use a flat blade screw drive and insert it in
the gap between the top and the front panel and pry the top up. Now locate and
remove the screws on the inside of the front panel in upper corners. The front
should lift off. You will see the ignitor attached to the burner. There is a harness you can unplug to test it. If the dryer is not heating at all, before you remove the front panel, you can remove the cap on the front lower panel and start the dryer. Look inside the holw and see if the ignitor glows at all.
If it glows and then shut down before the flame lights, you will need to change the coils on top the gas valve, not the ignitor.
If the ignitor does not glow at all, you will want to test the thermo fuse before the ignitor.
Normal 0 UNPLUG the dryer! Remove the rear panel of the dryer and locate the fuse. It is white and ¼” wide and 3” long. It is located on the blower housing. Remove the wires and check to see if it has continuity. If it does not, you need to replace it. I know this is a lot of info but these are most common problems.
If I can assist you further, please let me know.
Posted on Jun 02, 2009
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