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I replced ingnitor in my kemore gas dryer but not flame

I replced ingnitor in my kemore gas dryer but still n o flame ... i don't hear the click to start flame

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Hello Friend, If the igniter is glowing continally and not clicking off, then your therm-disc is definately bad. It's attached to the burner shroud right across from the igniter. It reads the heat off the igniter through a little rectangular hole in the shroud. Replace and problem should be solved.

If igniter is glowing and then cools down and then begins to glow again in a repeating manner then I would say that the thermo-disc is good and you need to replace the gas valve coils. coils are easy to change, they are located on top of gas valve, two screws hold them in place. An easy fix.

Happy to help, Tim.

Posted on Jun 30, 2009

  • MrQuickFixit Jun 30, 2009

    Hello Friend, I also want to let you know that if you replaced your igniter and it's not glowing at all, Then your problem is a thermal fuse located under the back cover of your dryer. Just remove back cover of dryer and look down where the air blows out. Now, just to the left where all the wires are you will see a white plastic part with two wires plugged into it. This part is called a thermal fuse. Just remove these wires and replace the thermal fuse. Happy to help, Tim. And please don't forget to give me your rating for my help.

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