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I have a kenmore 11072942100 gas dryer.

I have changed the solenoids 3 times now. the dryer will ignite and dry a load but when I turn it on again it wont light up. what could the problem be? It spins and all I get is cold air.

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  • groovemas348 Dec 09, 2014

    I metered all the components and they are all good.



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My name is Peter. I am a retired field service appliance technician.

It sounds like one of the heat related components is starting to fail. You need to check all of these components with your multi-meter set to the lowest Ohms. With the dryer unplugged:

1.) Radiant Sensor.
This radiant sensor for a gas-heated dryer senses the air temperature in the drum and signals the coils to charge and the igniter to spark when the temperature falls too low. This is located next to the igniter.

The sensing surface may be covered in soot and requires cleaning.

Disconnect the two wires from the contactors. Ohm it out with your meter. If the meter reads '0' this component is good. If it reads anything else it is bad.

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2.) Thermostat.
Ohm this out the same way as above.

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3.) Thermistor.
Ohm this out the same way as above.

4.) Glow Bar Igniter.

Although this component may glow, it may not have enough power to open the gas valve. I Ohm out an igniter @ 137 Ohms, installed a new igniter which Ohm out at 167 Ohms; therefore the igniter was weak and wI have a kenmore 11072942100 gas dryer. - 25304059-bkvywf5rc1reqors4q4ptmqv-1-15.jpg"" alt="25304059-bkvywf5rc1reqors4q4ptmqv-1-15.jpg" class="h_mi" />


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