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Dryer not blowing hot air

Burner not firing. igniter not working nor does it seem that any propane is flowing either drum rotates fine and air blows but not hot

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You either have bad element or bad thermo disk or thermo fuse

Posted on Jul 01, 2009

  • derald haney Jul 01, 2009

    allso 1 side of breaker can trip it will run but not heat 110 v runs motor 220v heats

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GE Spacemaker Dryer DPXH46 (gas) runs and blows but stopped heating. Gas supply is good. How do I troubleshoot the igniter?


Gas Dryer no heat: or shuts down soon after heating CHECK:

Thermal Fuse
If the air flow in the dryer is restricted, the temperature in the heating chamber can get hot enough to blow the thermal fuse. If the fuse blows, it cuts power to the coils that control the gas valve. The fuse is usually mounted to the exhaust duct just inside the back panel. You can check its continuity with an ohmmeter. If, after disconnecting the fuse, you get any reading other than 0 when you touch the leads of the meter to its terminals, it has blown. There's no way to restore it -- you'll have to install a replacement.

Igniter and Gas Valve Coils
TEST with a multi meter: The igniter is an electric conductor that works like the element in an electric heater, glowing hot enough to ignite gas when you turn on the dryer. This conductor can burn out, and when it does, it may glow, but it won't get hot enough to ignite the gas. At times it may give a reading of continuity yet fail mechanically and not get hot enough to ignite flame though it gets hot and glows and even may show Ohms or continuity ( close circuit) ?

Occasionally, the Gas safety valve and the electric coils that control the gas valve are defective -- they can wear out when the dryer gets old. When this happens, the igniter glows, but gas never enters the heating chamber or does not stay consistant.
Performing a continuity test on either part will help you determine whether or not you need to replace it. But the coils should also be tested for amount of resistance as well as Ohms. As they may be showing ohms yet not putting out enough resistance to keep proper gas pressure flowing. Most coils should show at least 1300 ohms ( GIVE OR TAKE 150 OHMS). Anything significantly less Thus u get an ignition but then it soon goes back out. The flame does not stay lit.

Air Flow and Heat
The motor that drives the tumbler also drives a fan that circulates air through the heating chamber and the tumbler and expels it through the vent. If the air can't circulate, perhaps because of lint blockage, the heating chamber overheats, which prompts the cycling thermostat to turn off the gas. The thermostat resets when the chamber cools, but the chamber heats up quickly and the thermostat again shuts off the gas. The result is that the temperature in the tumbler doesn't stay hot, and your clothes take longer to dry, if they get dry at all.

Warning
There's a big difference between a dryer that doesn't heat up at all and one that just doesn't get hot enough to dry your clothes. In the first instance, the problem is usually a defective part, and things should be back to normal after you replace it. In the second instance, the problem is caused by restricted air flow, and you need to clear the lint filter and vents and take steps to prevent lint build-up. If you don't, you'll use more energy for drying than you need and the dryer may continue to malfunction. Worse, you may have a dryer fire.

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Gas dryer wont dry clothes


Assumptions;
The drum is rotating as usual
The clothes get hot or warm so the gas burner is working

If these things are true then check the outside vent for air flow. If it is weak less than expected, I'll guess that you have a clogged vent.

First check the outside vent for buildup. If it is clear then the problem lies somewhere upstream.

It can be messy, with lint blowing all over the place if you pull off the hose from the machine while it is running but if the air is comming out there then the clog is on down the line.

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My dryer run all day and night if I would let it.And it takes one day to dry my clothes what is wrong with it


If it gets hot or warm in the drum but the clothes do not dry---the most common cause is a blockage between the drum, lint tube in the unit to the vent that flows the air to the exhaust outside.

If the drum gets much hotter than the air exiting the vent----clean all the from the drum to OUTSIDE.

Note: if there is not proper airflow and a lint build up exists there is the potential for a fire---Hundreds of fires are reported each year cause by this kind of trouble.

If the drum does not get hot inside you may have a bad igniter that heats the air (fires the burner uo inside the unit.)

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pop off the bottom panel,there's two clips that are on top of the bottom panel,stick a screw driver or putty knife in and pop the clips and pull out the panel to remove,start the dryer,if the flame ignites and then after a few minutes it doesn't ignite any more you have bad gas coils located on top of the gas valve,part number 279834 and they're around 25 dollars,if the flame ignites but goes out to soon most likely you have a blockage somewhere from lint buildup,pull off the vent line from the back of dryer and see if it runs any better,also unplug the dryer,remove the lint filter,remove the bottom panel and then remove the metal duct that the filter slides into and clean it out,vac and blow out all lint with a shop vac on the motor and inside the cabinet,if your vent line is a long run,remove it from the back of dryer and blow it out with a leaf blower,first check outside to make sure there isn't a cage or anything blocking the air flow before you blow out the line,if there is remove it and don't put it back.let me know how you make out and good luck.

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Dryer not drying clothes


Hello, does the dryer drum turn? If the dryer drum is moving. Is the dryer blowing hot air, cold air, no air at all? Now, if it's doing everything mention above escept blowing hot air then you'll need a new heating element. If not blow air, then the drum belt is broken, belt off, or the drum motor has gone south. It was put for a quitt. Which mean in New Mexico, they fired me, I don't work, no job, finished, I'am out of here, don't bury me with my wires exposed. I hope I was some help to you. have a nice day and be safe, GB. stewbison

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I have a Kenmore series 90 gas dryer that has been converted to propane, model 110.74912200. the burner will light and stay hot for about 3 minutes and then will cycle off and only blow cool air. I have...


I would suspect faulty gas valve solenoids. These electrical coils are right above the gas valves and when energized, these solenoids open the valves to permit gas flow. It's recommended that if any are suspected of being faulty that both (all) be replaced at the same time. They will most likely come as a set from the parts supplier. Really sorry for your trouble and I hope this helped. Best wishes.

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I find that quite often the ignitor is out of alignment or the glass window is covered with lint.
a gas dryer blows air through a burner assembly to heat the air. The burner assembly consists essentially of a gas valve, ignitor and a flame sensor. If any part of the burner assembly malfunctions, the result will be low or no heat and slow drying of the clothes.
There are two common styles of ignitors, glow ignitors and spark ignitors. The ignitor ignites the gas either by heating up and glowing, or by sparking. If the ignitor fails, the dryer will not heat.

The easiest way to check the ignitor is to observe it. Remove the small access panel in front, select a high temperature setting and start the dryer. Watch the burner assembly, shortly after starting the dryer the ignitor should begin to glow or spark. If you see it glow or spark, then the ignitor is working.

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