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When we go to dry our clothes within the last week the heat does not always work. I cleaned out the lint tray which was already pretty clean and then started it and the heat came on. A day later the same problem and I did the lint tray technique and that failed so I turned the actual heat on from the thermostat in the hallway and let that run. I thought maybe the furnace was not kicking on for some reason it turned on and then i turned on the dryer and heat came out. I believe my solutions are more coincidental than anything else. Any ideas??

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  • sammondo Jun 24, 2009

    I have a Kenmore 80 Series Gas Dryer Model no 110-74852400 that was purchased in 2004. During the last week the heat in the dryer has been sporadic it goes on and off for no reason. Can the igniter be on its way out or is it something else?

  • sammondo Jun 24, 2009

    I opened up the back of my dryer and looked in the housing where I believe the ignitor is kept. When I turn on the dryer it glows orange and then fades out and there is no heat. What should be replaced?

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There are 2 coils that spark the igniter to light the flame. If the spark isn't consistently hot enough, the igniter won't alway fire, thereby leaving you with damp clothes. Although the igniter occasionally fires, it turns on and off throughout the drying cycle. Replacement of the coils (look like 2 round 1" thick disks sitting on 2 poles) should get you back up and running again.
By the way, you are probably smelling some gas coming from the dryer, this is unburned gas when the igniter doesn't fire. Best of luck.
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Hi,

There might be many reasons that could cause a gas dryer from heating. All the reasons listed are :-

1. Glow Bar Igniter ( Main Reason ).
2. Thermal Fuse ( Not all Models ).
3. Coils on the gas valve
4. Gas valve
5. Thermostats
6. Motor heat switch
7. Timer
8. Selector
9. Switch
10. Sensor

Check the above and it would fix the issue.

Hope i helped you.

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Get the following checked...
1. Tune Up Kit
A tune up kit has the 3 parts that generally have to be replaced every 5 year or so. The kit has a new belt, new idler puller, and new drum support rollers. It is even complete with instructions on how to do the replacement.
2. Element Kit
Comes with terminal adapters as well as the element.
3. Thermal Fuse
In the later models you will find that there is a short element in the lower half of the burner box which also houses the thermal fuse which may occasionally need replacing.
4. Gas Dryer Igniter
If your dryer isn’t throwing any heat you should check the igniter to make sure it hasn’t stopped working. It’s a quick and easy fix.
5. Gas Valve Coil Kit
Repair your gas valves for a fraction of the cost of replacing.
6. Thermal Cuttoff Kit

Check this link for more information.

http://ezinearticles.com/?Kenmore-Dryer-Repair-Tips&id=283975

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Kevin

Posted on Jun 23, 2009

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