Question about Estate Dryers
There are many reasons for no heat. You will need an ohm meter for most testing. I'll assume, the gas is turned on.
First remove, the back cover. There are usually 4 thermostats mounted on the rear housing.
One in particular to test first, is a skinny white Bakelite device near the center bottom. It is held in with one screw. Remove one wire, and check for continuity. It should read zero ohms resistance. If not, replace. This component accounts for about 80% of all no heat call problems, on your model.
As well, there are other thermostats, round or rectangular in this area, they should all read zero ohms. if no issues here then....
You will have to access the front of the dryer by removing the front panel.
A tutorial is included at the bottom.
You will see a gas valve, mounted on the bottom left. There is an igniter mounted forward of the valve itself extending into the burning tube. It has 2 wires attached. Unplug, and check the resistance of the igniter. It should read around 20 to 30 ohms. If it reads infinity (no resistance) then it is burned out and needs replaced.
On the gas valve itself, are 2 black coils, held on with a 2 screw bracket. They can short out. The meter cannot properly test them, but if they are bad, you will hear the ignition click on every few minutes, with the igniter coming on but no ignition.
It is a common item to fail, as the igniter, and the white device in the back are.
These are the common items, and account for 99% of all no heat complaints. There are others, such as the heat selector switch, timer, Thermal sensor mounted on the side of the heat tube, and the centrifugal switch in the main motor, but are very rare.
This tutorial does not apply to heating problems. It's to show how to access the front.
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