Question about Dryers
The heat element will need to be replaced.
Posted on Jul 02, 2009
Step- 1 . First stop is to disconnect your vent and see how it performs,if that did not work. - Move to Step- 2.
Step-2 : Sounds like bad coils on your gas valve - the reason it worked after you reconnected was that they had a few minutes to cool down again. Simple and cheap repair.
Here's a picture showing the resistance readings you should be seeing.
Step-3: Check the Resistance with the above picture reference. If it did not work then move forward. Ideally, there should be no difference between a dryers behaviour with the vent connected and disconnected. . This problem will often only manifest itself once the coils have heated up a bit. I'd throw a new set of coils on (about $15-20) and see what happens. Change the coils . Hope this helps.
Posted on Jun 30, 2009
There is a flame sensor on the side of the flame housing. Jump the 2 wires out and see if the ignitor glows then. If so you need a flame sensor.
Check the following to address this issue
1. Gas valve coils
Igniter glows, then shuts off without igniting gas - the problem is probably with defective coils (black, located on top of the gas valve). It is recommended to replace all coils (usually two or three) if found defective.
Note: Sometimes the whole gas valve may be defective, thus not letting the gas out. However, this problem is not common.
2. Thermal fuse
Most dryers have a thermal fuse, which burns out when the dryer overheats, in which case the dryer will either not run at all or stop heating. The fuse is usually located on the vent duct, inside the dryer. A blown fuse will show no continuity when measured with a meter. Before replacing the fuse, make sure the blower wheel is not broken or clogged, and there is nothing blocking the venting.
Note: It is recommended by most dryer manufacturers to replace a hi-limit thermostat when replacing a thermal fuse.
Igniter may burn out or break. Replace the igniter if found defective.
Note: Igniters are very fragile and break easily. It is recommended to handle the igniter only touching the ceramic part of it (usually white in color).
4. Flame sensor (or radiant heat sensor)
Replace the sensor (located near the igniter) if found defective.
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Posted on Jun 27, 2009
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