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GE Gas dryer. Not hot enough to dry clothes this week.

Vents not clogged. Blower working well. Lint filter is clean.
Gas flame seen a few seconds after dryer is first turned on and stays on for a minute or two. Exaust air gets hot. After a few minutes the flame goes away. But when it is time to re-ignight, the Ignighter glows brightly, main gas valve not engaging. Hear a relay or solinoid click then ignighter goes off. 20 seconds later the ignighter is lit up again but after about 10 to 20 seconds I hear the click again and then the ignighter goes off. The ignighter was replaced a few years ago. Model DDG7580 VALFA

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  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    Dryer runs but does not get hot. Four months ago we had the thermal fuses replaced and that fixed the issue. Now it has the same issue but now I also hear a low grinding sound followed by a single click from underneath the unit. Almost sounds like the ignighter trying to start.

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Check if there is heath. If air is completely cold, check the heating element (in case of electric dryer). Heating element is tested removing it from appliance and reading Ohms with a multimeter to ensure it has continuity.

If there is heat, or if air is cold and element is good, test and replace the thermostats, there should be two or three of them placed in heating group and air ducts.

First ensure you have checked filter, vents and duct and removed lint.

If you want to contact an authorized technician call the number listed on the owners manual or on manufacturer website.

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