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Kenmore gas dryer model 75291. The gas dodes not start

I own a Kenmore gas dryer model 75291. The gas burner doen't start.
Theh drum turns, and does not stop. It goes on turning, but cold.

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First, check to make sure gas present to unit, and power to the ignitor. if no power, replace timer, if power, check the ignitor for continuity, if open, replace. If ok, check to make sure none of the thermostats are open, if they are, replace. If ok, check gas valve solonoids, they should not appear melted or stuck, if so replace. If still no function, replace gas valve.

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1. You push the start button, the drum begins to turn and the igniter on the burner assembly begins to glow.

2. The igniter must reach a predetermined current potential in order for the gas safety valve to open. Once this current potential is reached, the gas safety valve opens.

3. Gas begins to flow into the burner manifold, and you have ignition.

NOTE: It can take 30-90 seconds for the burner to ignite. As an igniter ages, it may take longer.

The reason burner assemblies are designed this way (especially in dryers) is to prevent free flowing gas from filling up the appliance cabinet without ignition. If such a condition existed, the could be a potential explosion hazard.

If you are experiencing problems with ignition, the first thing to check is your igniter. The do wear out with age and are fairly simple to replace.

NOTE: A glowing igniter does not necessarily mean it is good. If it is weak from age, it may never reach the required current level to open the gas safety valve.

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