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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
ck the thermo fuse then ck the gas valve for power and the igniter to see if its broken probley igniter if you dont see a glow comeing from it
Posted on Mar 19, 2008
SOURCE: kenmore gas dryer series 80
small plug left side bottom remove it this will allow you to see if ignitor is coming on if it is suspect the coils on gas valve or no gas to dryer if no glow possible bad thermal fuse remove back small white object on blower housing ..if no lower panel ..remove 2 screws under filter pop top 2 clips 1 each side about 2-3 inches from end..2 screws 5/16 1 each side upper corners remove lift front off
Posted on Jun 27, 2008
Hi. this dryer has a set of coils that sit on top of the actual gas valve assembly. these coils activate the main and secondary gas valves and if the coil assembly is malfunctioning or, the wires and clips are corroded, the coils will not activate the gas valves to open and close. this malfunction will affect the heating process within this dryer unit.
I recommend inspecting the dryer coil assembly. use a mulitimeter to test for Resistance. you should get a reading of some type of current flow through the wires and, if this is the case, the coils are bad and they will need to be replaced.
This test is actually not needed. the non existing heat is a red flag on its own and, it greatly confirms a major failure within the coil assembly. replacing the coils will fix your dryer.
PLease rate and god bless:)
Posted on Apr 20, 2009
Hello Friend, Your problem is very simple to fix. You're dryer needs a gas valve coil kit. To replace coils just remove front of dryer body and look below drum you will see the gas valve. The valve coils are located on top of valve (two little round black cylinders). It's simple, just remove the two screws from the little metal bracket that holds them down, unplug the wires from them and just lift them straight up off of the valve. Take notice that one has 3 wires and one has 2 wires. Just replace with new coils and plug wires back in and re-fasten metal bracket. Your dryer will run like new. Happy to help, Tim.
Posted on Jun 24, 2009
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If your dryer has an access panel at the bottom front remove it. Start the dryer in a cycle and watch the burner area. You should see the ignitor start to glow. After a few seconds of it glowing you should hear a click and the gas come on and ignite. If the ignitor does not glow, look on the top of the air duct to the left of the gas valve. You will see 2 temp sensors. One will be white with 2 small blue wires going to it. UNPLUG THE DRYER NOW Remove the wires and connect them together. BE SURE THEY DO NOT TOUCH ANYTHING ELSE
Plug dryer back in and start dryer again and see if ignitor glows and burner lights. If it works now, you need a new thermal fuse. You also want to make sure the vent duct is not clogged with lint or the hose is not kinked. I DO NOT recommend that you run the dryer with this bypassed. It is a safety mechanism.
If this is not the problem or your dryer is not front servicable, post back and i will try to walk you through the problem.
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