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Our dryer burner is not working. Drum turns, but no heat

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  • tmustert Jul 31, 2009

    canbruce, thanks. i don't see a glow from the igniter. does that suggest a bad igniter and would i smell gas if it was the igniter? thanks. tim

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The problem is most likely the gas valve coils. If the ignitor is glowing, but the burner won't light, I would look at the coils. The gas valve coils are black electrical coils that are right above the gas valves. These solenoids, when energized, open the gas valves. When they go bad, the gas valves are not opened and the burner cannot ignite. They are hard to test and it is best to replace both (all) of them at the same time. Hope this helped and best wishes.

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    Bruce Canfield Jul 31, 2009

    If you smell gas, then the gas valve coils are operating, If the ignitor is not glowing, then the ignitor is faulty. It should glow visibly when operating correctly.

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    Bruce Canfield Jul 31, 2009

    When the ignitor is working properly it will glow orange. If a gas dryer is tumbling, but will not heat up, it is because the ignitor cannot ignite the gas. The ignitor is usually held it place by a tension bracket and has two wires attached. They can be attached at the ignitor or at the bracket. Sometimes, the tension bracket will have to be replaced along with the ignitor.You should be up and running in no time!. Hope this helped and best wishes.

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