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Dryer heat starts then no heat

I have a ge gas dryer model# dvl223gb5ww, when I start dryer I see light for heating coinl or whatever it is then after 10 min or so I go down and still spinning but no more heat

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  • jessicaarice Jun 18, 2009

    ok i looked inside and noticed, at times no glow, then a flicker, then glow for bit. then no glow

  • jessicaarice Jun 19, 2009

    ummm.....I dont know for sure there is gas flow, sometime when I open dryer there is heat and clothes drying, sometime just cold air in there. would I see and actual flame underneath when that thing is glowing?

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Hi, the most common issue will be a set of defective coils but, i suggest that you run through all points and check all the listed check points before replacing the coils.

1. Gas valve coils
igniter glows, then shuts off without igniting gas - the problem is probably with defective coils (black, located on top of the gas valve). It is recommended to replace all coils (usually two or three) if found defective.

Note: Sometimes the whole gas valve may be defective, thus not letting the gas out. However, this problem is not common.

2. Thermal fuse
Most dryers have a thermal fuse, which burns out when the dryer overheats, in which case the dryer will either not run at all or stop heating. The fuse is usually located on the vent duct, inside the dryer. A blown fuse will show no continuity when measured with a meter. Before replacing the fuse, make sure the blower wheel is not broken or clogged, and there is nothing blocking the venting.

Note: It is recommended by most dryer manufacturers to replace a hi-limit thermostat when replacing a thermal fuse.

3. igniter
igniter may burn out or break. Replace the igniter if found defective.

Note: Igniters are very fragile and break easily. It is recommended to handle the igniter only touching the ceramic part of it (usually white in color).

4. Flame sensor (or radiant heat sensor)
Replace the sensor (located near the igniter) if found defective.

Posted on Jun 18, 2009

  • Michael Masters
    Michael Masters Jun 18, 2009

    ok, do you get any kind of flame or, is the gas flow not flowing at this point?

  • Michael Masters
    Michael Masters Jun 19, 2009

    yes, the flame will cycle.

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