Question about Dryers
You will need an ohm meter to test components.
The first step, is to remove the back cover, and look at the center near the bottom for a skinny white Bakelite device held in with one screw. Remove one wire, and test for continuity. It should show zero ohms. If not, replace, It is the most common cause for no heat.
As well, if it checks O.K. then look around the area your in. There are about 4 to 5 thermostats (round or rectangular) that have to be tested in the same manner. Any one of them could cause no heat.
You are correct, in that it may be the igniter. You have to remove the front cover panel, and unplug the igniter from the gas valve assembly. It should check below 30 ohms. If it reads infinity (no continuity, then replace.
I've included a tutorial. It doesn't apply to your issue, but does show you how to access the gas valve area.
Posted on Feb 02, 2010
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