An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points
An expert that got 10 achievements.
An expert that got 5 achievements.
An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.
Re: gas dryer tumbles but does not heat, I'm trying to...
Hi, The ignitor is inside the dryer under the drum. The first part you will want to test is the fuse (most common problem)
Here is how:
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. If the fuse tests ok, let me know and I can instruct you on getting to the ignitor.
Please let me know if this help or if I can assist you further.
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need. Goodluck!
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
You may need a new ignition panel. This is the device that heats to a certain tempertature and causes the pilot to light. When you're not getting heat, this is usually the cause. The ignition should heat up and turn red. Once the pilot lights, the ignition will go off. We had ours replaced by a professional several years ago for a very reasonable cost. The dryer lasted another 6 years or so. I hope this gets you on the right track. If it does, please return to Fixya and rate my advice.
If the dryer is not drying the clothes then you would need to check for the following things- 1. Inspect the fuses and circuit breakers they may have burned out or tripped. Usually, dryer will still tumble but not create heat if a fuse or a circuit breaker is not working. 2. Check for the continuity of the heating element in your gas dryer using a multimeter. Replace the element if continuity is not there. 3. Inspect the thermal fuse if it is burnt out, it is attached to the exhaust duct on the back panel of the gas dryer. Replace if necessary. 4. Check the igniter by first disconnecting it, and then place the probes onto the two contacts of the igniter. The meter should read under 100 Ohms of resistance, if it is above 100 then replace the igniter. 5. Check the continuity on the flame sensor. The sensors are usually located close by the igniter so are easily visible. Hope this helps... Please post back if you need more information.
hi bob , with the dryer on switch the unit from air dry to 1 of the heating positions ,did you hear a click?If so your problem is with your burner,if not you will have a thermostat/thermal fuse problem.possible burner issues include bad ignitor,ignition sensor .
Hello. I can help you. Your igniter is on its last legs.
Modern gas dryers use an electric igniter to ignite the gas from the gas valve. When it's working properly, the igniter glows bright orange. When it burns out, the dryer tumbles but there's no heat because the gas can't ignite. When the igniter burns out, you need to replace it. If the igniter is held by a tension bracket, you very well may need to replace the bracket too.
The igniter is inside the dryer housing, near the bottom front, usually in a cone-shaped metal tube (the force cone). It's about 2 inches long. It's mounted to the far end of the burner tube, and it has two wires attached to it--or to the tension bracket, if there is one.
First thing to check is the ignitor underneath the drum. (You have to open the panel to see it) It should glow shortly after the dryer starts, then the flame starts and the ignitor shuts off. If the ignitor is glowing but the gas does not light then the gas valve coils may have to be replaced. If the gas ignites but does not stay on either the flame sensor or the coils are at fault. Electric dryer?Temperature sensor has failed or heating element has burned out.
Yes, that is most likely the problem. Once the glow bar igniter glows so hot, the switch opens & drops power to the igniter.(The radiant sensor has continuity while cold & open when a flame is present.) At the same time, by opening it redirects power to the valve coils allowing them to open & gas flow to the burner assembly. The dying glow of the igniter fires the gas.
However, if your igniter glows, the radiant sensor is good. In this case, you'd need to replace the gas valve solenoids.