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Gas Dryer will not heat

I have a Kenmore Gas dryer that I bought back in 1999. About 8 months ago I had the same issue. I replaced the igniter and that solved the problem. I assumed the igniter went bad again. So I bought and installed a new igniter. That didn't solve the issue. It still will not ignite the gas.

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Posted on Oct 29, 2008

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I replaced the thermal fuse and it fixed the problem. I had to remove the blower housing cover on the front of the machine to get to the thermal fuse. There was was an incredable amount of lint in there that I cleaned out. I used one of those lint brushes on a regular basis to make sure the machine is clean. That brush doesn't do a very good job. My wife said that the clothes dry about 10-12 minutes faster.

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Thanks for using FixYa. The first thing that should be checked is the Thermal fuse which is mounted to the exhaust duct inside the back cover. If this fuse goes bad the dryer will not heat and you’ll have to replace it as it cannot be repaired. If this I fine then you’ll need to check the thermostat, igniter and coils. Also as its only 3 months old so it is recommended to use the warranty to avoid any further issues. Please do rate the solution if the issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance.


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Note: Sometimes the whole gas valve may be defective, thus not letting the gas out. However, this problem is not common.

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Most dryers have a thermal fuse, which burns out when the dryer overheats, in which case the dryer will either not run at all or stop heating. The fuse is usually located on the vent duct, inside the dryer. A blown fuse will show no continuity when measured with a meter. Before replacing the fuse, make sure the blower wheel is not broken or clogged, and there is nothing blocking the venting.

Note: It is recommended by most dryer manufacturers to replace a hi-limit thermostat when replacing a thermal fuse.

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