Question about Kenmore Dryers
Dryer does not dry clothes. Heat element comes on fo a few seconds when first started and that it. The gas valve is the open position. All lent has been vacuumed filters and ducts.
You did not state whether the flame ignites or not. If it doesn't, the check to make sure the gas line to the dryer is not turned off. You should hear the gas valve "click" while the ignite is glowing.
You can "crack" the gas line at the value to make sure gas is going to the valve.
If you have gas at the value, and do not hear the click, then the gas valve is not opening. Either the valve or the controller is not working.
If you are getting a flame but it goes out quickly, then it is possible the flame sensor is bad.
If you do not feel comfortable doing this, call a qualified appliance repairer technic
Posted on Apr 21, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Those are likely possibilities. Also check the wiring for disconnected or burned terminals especially in areas that get hot. The element comes out easily to visually check it for breaks. If that's OK I'd look at the safety thermostat.
Posted on Jan 06, 2008
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If your dryer doesn't heat properly, check this: Venting restriction: Disconnect the dryer temporarily from the vent. If the flame stays on for a longer period, you may have an air flow obstruction to the outside. Gas valve coils Watch the igniter. Does it glow bright orange, then shut off without igniting the gas? (When the gas ignites there's a large blue flame.) If so, there may be defective coils on the gas valve. Mounted on the top of modern gas valves, there are black electrical coils. The coils, when energized, open the gas valve. If one or more of the coils are defective, the valve doesn't open and the gas cannot ignite. Because it's often difficult to properly test the coils, it's usually best to replace both (all) of them at the same time. Also, in your case, the coils may work fine initially, but heat build up can cause the coil(s) to malfunction and when they cool down will work again.
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Posted on Jul 09, 2008
SOURCE: Bosch Dryer doesn't dry clothes
With the dryer not connect to the external venting turn the dryer on and see if there is air coming out ot the vent from the dryer. Is this flow of air strong or weak?
If weak then there could be a problem inside the dryer some where. Perhaps the fan is not operating properly. Just my thoughts.
You say you have check the beginning and end of the duck vent pipe. How about seeing if it venting duct is clear from one end to the other.
Posted on Jun 11, 2009
Your burning smell might just be lint which has been loosened by you, getting onto the dryer's heating element. If this is the case, the smell should not last long, nor will it damage the dryer.
Posted on Sep 10, 2009
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