Question about Dryers
It could be the flame sensor. This is designed to shut off the gas supply if it does not sense any flame so there is not a gas flow if the igniter malfunctions. Even though you replaced the igniter the flame sensor could be malfunctioning or just dirty from a build up of burnt gases - this is easy to tell because it will have a coating of powder-like residue. Clean it if it's dirty and retry the dryer. You can clean the igniter with a very fine sandpaper, you don't want to mar it, but I generally just use a dollar bill from my wallet. The texture of the currency will be sufficient to remove the residue yet gentle enough not to harm the sensor. Just wrap it around the sensor and rub it up and down while flexing your wrist. Be firm but gentle, it is a somewaht fragile piece.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
HI thanks for the question. well ,you changed all the parts you needed to. but clean the venting from back, to the outside. thanks. please rate my answer. thanks.
Posted on Oct 11, 2008
the flame going out is normal. the heat cycles on and off as called for by the thermostat. If the heat doesn't come back on i would start by changing the gas coils.
Posted on Nov 04, 2008
SOURCE: dryer will not heat up
Take off the cover from the front, bottom of the dryer. You should see the burners. Take this opportunity to clean lint from the area. Start the dryer and watch this area. You should see the igniter begin to glow. If it doesn't, you could have gotten a bad replacement. If it does glow, either the gas coils are out or the temperature sensor is out. You could check them if you had an ohmmeter or replace them both as they are relatively inexpensive. I have experienced gas coils that will get so weak that even though they pass the ohm test, they still won't open with the correct voltage applied.
Posted on Jul 20, 2009
in this case we put the lower temp thermostat in the oven at 170 degrees till it was hot and measured with ohm meter and it was open. After it cooled down some it went back to being a short. Now with this part in the dryer and the new high temp thermostat
and it blew shortly after being turned on. A possiblity is that there is a short by passing the 150 degree thermostat and the element keeps being on and causes the 350 degree thermostate to blow.
Posted on Apr 07, 2010
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