Question about Kenmore 73952 Gas Dryer

1 Answer

Gas dryer no heat

Gas dryer--no heat how do I determine which component is bad. I have ohmed out the coils,the ignitor,the sensors,and the thermo fuse all seem to be ok

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 351 Answers

There are many things it can be, does it ignite at all? do you get voltage to the igniter? whirlpoolpartssurplus.com open still give me a calll and we can talk for free..

Posted on Jun 24, 2009

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
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!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Dryer runs but does not heat.


Hi.

Check the thermal fuse. The fuse can be tested reading impedance.You can replace the fuse straight away, or you can first test it using a multimeter set on Ohms. If the multimeter reads Ohms infinity when you touch the fuse contacts with the probes, then the fuse is gone. A good fuse will read zero or low impedance.

If the fuse is OK, then you can have a defective thermostat.
In the same way you test the thermostats, thermistors or cutoff located in the heating group, near to fan and element. If they are OK, then they will be conductive at room temperature and will read zero Ohms. If they are bad they read open (infinity). You need to disconnect the part's contact to test properly.

The rest depends if the dryer is electric or gas.


On electric dryers you test the heating element. The heating element is tested in the same way. Set multimeter on impedance, disconnect element, and touch contacts with multimeter probes. If it reads open, then element is gone. A good element reading depends on the specific model. Most washer-dryers, including Whirlpool and Maytag read between 10 and 20 Ohms.


With gas appliances you need to test the ignitor, then coils and then the flame sensor. The ignitor is the most common cause for the problem. Heating coils problems are also common. The flame sensor does not fail very often.

Regards.

Ginko

Sep 06, 2011 | GE Dryers

1 Answer

Gas dryer won't ignite. ignitor pulls 3.8amps. thermal fuse has continuity. flame sensor is working. jumped sensor no resultbesides checking outgas valve coil for ohms what other possibilities could...


Hi,
If you are having problems with your gas dryer not heating the most common problem is that the ignitor goes bad. Even though it glows sometimes it is still not working properly.

if you dryer is gas check out this gas no heat tip....

If you have an electric dryer, you can have many different things that can go wrong causing the dryer not to heat.

check out this electric no heat tip...


heatman101

Aug 31, 2010 | Maytag Dryers

1 Answer

I have a whirlpool gas dryer that will spin but not generate any heat? maybe the ignitor or the burner?


it could be:
1. thermal fuse (check continuity ~0 Ohm)
2. gas valve coils (check continuity with Ohmmeter set to x100 or x1000)
3. Ignitor (check continuity, can be up to 80 Ohm)

Much less likely:
4. radiant heat sensor (should open when heated by ignitor).
5.cycling or high limit thermostat (check continuity, ~0 Ohm)

Mar 04, 2010 | Dryers

1 Answer

Drum turns but does not heat the air. I replaced the ignitor, but no help there. Whirlpool gas dryer model 63003W0


If the ignitor glows but does not light the burner you need to replace the gas valve coils.
If there is no glow you must check all the thermostat safeties and thermal cutout fuses for continuity with a ohm meter. No continuity is a bad component. Remove at least one wire from each component before testing.
Unplug the dryer before any test.

Feb 17, 2010 | Whirlpool Dryers

1 Answer

My kenmore model 11070812990 gas dryer won't heat. I have removed it to the garage so I can work on it. I have the front, back, and top off, Have determined the ignitor is working, what should I be looking...


HOW DID YOU DETERMINED THE IGNITOR WORKS? DID IT GLOWS REALLY RED? IF IT DID, MEANS YOU HAVE GOOD FUSE AND YOU SHOULD CHECK THE RADIANT SENSOR(NEXT TO IGNITOR) AND THE COILS.IF THE IGNITOR DID NOT GLOW AT ALL, THEN YOU HAVE A BROKEN FUSE. IT IS LOCATED IN THE BACK. ABOUT AN INCH LONG AND IT'S NARROW. CHECK FOR CONTINUITY. OPEN MEANS IT'S BAD. OHM READING MEANS GOOD.

BOYNISMO@YAHOO.COM OR 714-334-1998. I CAN WALK YOU THROUGH PROCESS

Jan 14, 2010 | Kenmore Dryers

1 Answer

No heat,power and gas are on! new thermal fuse,new gas valve coils,igniter glows


The only other possible issues would be your gas valve is bad or maybe a bad flame sensor. If the ignitor is glowing and you have replaced the booster coils mounted on top of the gas valve then your gas valve is probably stuck shut. Before replacing the gas valve I would ohm out the flame sensor mounted on the side of the heater housing. If it has continuity then its probably ok. If the thermal fuse was bad your ignitor would not even glow.

Jan 11, 2010 | Kenmore Dryers

1 Answer

Whirlpool dryer (no heat)


does the ignitor light up if it does check continuity on the thermo fuse (the little white one) if ok replace coils

Feb 19, 2009 | Whirlpool LGV4634JQ Gas Dryer

1 Answer

No Heat


Hello
Welcome to Fixya


Remove the vent line from the rear and try the dryer.
If it heats then that means there is a clog or kink in the vent line blocking the vent air from exiting which will stop the dryer from getting hot!
If not then it's another one of these problems.

Defective Ignitor (Gas Only)
When heated the ignitor used on your gas dryer must obtain a specific high temperature
in order to activate the flame sensor. This ignitor is fragile and susceptible to cracking.
A hairline fracture that is barely visible to the naked eye is enough to change
the resistance of the ignitor to a point that is will not work properly.
You can test the resistance of your ignitor. You should get a reading of 50-400 ohms of
resistance.

If the ignitor gets hot and then goes off after about 10-15 seconds and there is
no ignition, the problem is probably not the ignitor. It is most likely the gas valve
coils that are defective.

If the ignitor comes on and stays on, it is the flame sensor that is defective.

If the ignitor is not getting hot it could also be one of the thermostats that is defective.
The power for the ignitor is passed from the timer, through all of the thermostats,
limit switches and fuses to the ignitor. So if you are not getting power to the ignitor
during ignition, you should check the continuity of the individual thermostats and fuses.
DRYER DOES NOT HEAT



Defective Gas Valve Coil (Gas Dryer Only)

If the gas dryer will light once but will not relight until it cools down, it is likely the gas valve coils are faulty. These coils loose some strength when subjected to heat. When they become old, the addition of heat may be enough to prevent them from opening the gas valve when hot. However the coils still work when when cool.

An easy way to diagnose the coils when the burner is not lighting, watch the ignitor. If the the ignitor glows for 10 to 15 seconds but no flame is created, then the coils are faulty. If the ignitor is not glowing the problem is elsewhere.

Recent Customer Symptoms:
The dryer burner doesn't always come on when starting. If the burner does come on, once it goes off if won't come on again until the dryer cools down.



Defective Flame Sensor (Gas Dryer Only)
The flame sensor's job is to monitor the ignitor for sufficient heat
to ignite the gas. A properly operating flame sensor will pass a
continuity check under room temperature.

Common Symptoms
If the flame sensor is defective in the open position,
the ignitor will not get hot when the dryer is started.
However, if it is defective in the closed position the ignitor
will get hot, but the flame sensor will not allow the flame to ignite.
In this case, the ignitor will usually stay hot for a long period of
time.



Defective Thermostat
The thermostats are responsible for maintaining the proper temperature
in the dryer. Check the exhaust temperature of the dyer and if the
temperature is above 150 degrees, you will most likely need to change
the operating thermostat.

The thermostat can also fail in the opposite mode.
It can prevent the element from heating at all.
A failed continuity check at room temperature will verify this condition.

There are some special thermostats that are single pole double throw.
These thermostats are often used to control the timer when set to the
Automatic Dry cycle. If the dryer timer will advance in the Timed Dry
cycle but not the Automatic Dry cycle, then the thermostat could be the
problem.


Defective Thermal Fuse
The thermal fuse is in series with one leg of power to the motor.
If the fuse is open (no continuity) the motor will not run.

Location:
The thermal fuse is located in different locations according
to the model and brand of dryer.

Solution:
Check the thermal fuse for continuity with a volt/ohm meter.
If it is open, it will need to be replaced






Thank You For trusting us with your question
Please remember to leave a solved rating before you leave!

Jan 25, 2009 | Kenmore 73952 Gas Dryer

2 Answers

No Heat on a whirlpool dryer. 14 years old.drum turns,timer moves,getting gas to valve,tapped solenoids-no change.burner not lighting. thanks for any info


if ignitor not coming on could be flame sensor mounted on side of burner housing or ignitor ..if ignitor glowing but burner no lighting replace both solenoids bad connections interally on solenoids..also if ignitor not glowing possible small white thermal fuse open.. sensor and fuse can be jumped across to confirm ..

Dec 22, 2008 | Dryers

1 Answer

Maytag Gas Dryer LDG7304AAE won't heat


Probably a high limit fuse. Check on the burner shroud for a 2 wire thermos. They should have little resistance. If so replace. If they are open, check for a restricted vent. Remove front panel and clean out area below filter.

Nov 12, 2007 | Dryers

Not finding what you are looking for?
Kenmore 73952 Gas Dryer Logo

Related Topics:

196 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Kenmore Dryers Experts

Dan Webster
Dan Webster

Level 3 Expert

8220 Answers

Sal DeAngelo

Level 3 Expert

2183 Answers

Tim Whalen

Level 3 Expert

3074 Answers

Are you a Kenmore Dryer Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...