Question about KitchenAid KGYS850LT Gas Dryer
My gas dryer has been drying cloths very slowly for a week now. I checked the vent the blower and they are both functioning fine. I have tried high medium and low heat settings and the problem still exists heres what I see:
When in the dryer turns on I hear the gas valve/relay click open and I hear the gas fire. The back of the dryer begins to heat but the gas quickly turns off. Some time later the cycle repeats itself and the gas will turn on the dryer heats up a bit and it turns off. I would say it is not making it anywheres near the 155°F gas shut off point in the dryer when the gas turns off. Any idea what this amy be?
Fixed myself after talk with parts counter guy. One of the gas valve coils fails when they warm up. Repair kit comes with both.
1.) Unplug dryer. 2.) Remove dryer front panel. 3.) Remove the two screws on the coil hold down bracket. 4.) Slide one up and off. Then the other. Don't mix them up, one has two wires in slide connector, the other has three. 5.) Reinstall coil hold down bracket and front panel.
Fixed my problem. My cost was $17.00+tax. My part #279834.
Posted on Jun 19, 2008
Gainen you are brilliant!
Thanks for the fix, worked for me!!
Posted on Mar 03, 2008
Take the back panel off, and look for a small white piece, that is an inch and a half long, and a half inch wide, with 2 wires coming to it. Make sure the dryer is unplugged when you do this. Take the two wires off, and put them together, and put a little tape around them. Then plug the conected wires into one of the conectors were you took the two wires off of, plug the dryer in and turn the dryer on, if it works, that part is a thermal fuse. Replace it.
( it may take 30 sec to a minute for the gas to ignite)
Posted on Feb 08, 2008
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