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I have a 70 series gas dryer and the igniter comes on but the burner wont light

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Check the thermal fuse with ohm meter to see if has a reading if ok your coil on your gas valve generally not good

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How do you light the pilot light for a 70 series Kenmore dryer?

MOST modern appliances that use gas ignition (including kitchen ranges) no longer have a pilot light. These appliances are now equipped with a burner assembly with electronic igniters. The following link explains a little theory about how these igniters work:

I know the link is for a gas range, but the burner assembly functions are nearly identical, as well as, the type igniters used. If you are having ignition problems it may be a simple matter of a weak or bad igniter. The burner assembly will ignite automatically as long as the gas valve, igniter coils and igniter are all functioning properly. It can take up to 90 seconds for the burner to ignite. As the igniter ages, you may experience longer ignition times.

You can view an illustrations of your burner assembly at, and If either of the igniter coils are determined to be defective, BOTH should be replaced at the same time. If you need assistance in troubleshooting the burner assembly components, or help identifying parts, please post back with your complete MODEL NUMBER (located on a nameplate around the door opening. I hope this information is helpful to you.

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I need to know were i find the igniter on my kenmore 70 series and replace it

Thi igniter is on the burner assy located in the bottom of the dryer. This manual will tell you how to open your dryer. It does not tell you how to change the igniter but it does show how to access the burner. The igniter change out is a matter of unmounting the existing one and unplugging the connector then install the new one. The burner access is through the toe panel discussed in the manual link above.

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check the spark ignitor out for that lights up the burner to heat

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Hello, My Kenmore 70 serie (model 110.72712101), will not heat up. Cleaned filter and exhaust vent. Any suggestions will be of great help. Thanks!

The ignitor is probably bad not aloowing the gas valve to come on and ignite the gas to heat the dryer. The ignitor is a flat bimetallic element that heats up when the dryer is turned on to light the burner to heat the dryer. It is usually located in the lower left section of the dryer near the burner assembly. It has two wires usually white going to it with a plug in connector on the end.

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Kenmore 70 series gas dryer cycles a few times then stops

sounds like the boost and assist coils are overheating and getting week, it may be just the one, but i would replace both at the same time
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Gas will not stay lit on my Kenmore series 80 dryer..

If the ignitor is working properly (glowing visibly) and the burner will not light, then I would suspect faulty gas valve coils. These electrical coils are right above the gas valves and when energized, these solenoids open the gas valves and permit gas flow to the burner. If faulty the gas valves will not open and the burner cannot light. It is recommended that if any are suspected of being faulty, that both (all) be changed at the same time and they will likely come from the parts supplier as a set. Really sorry for your trouble and I hope this helped. Best wishes.

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Heating on series 70 Kenmore Gas Dryer

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Burner wont light

If you have replaced the igniter and the thermacouple. Your next item is the gas valve. This is not that hard to change out, but is probably the most expensive part on the dryer.

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