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Gas drier drier is blowing cold air changed hose in the back no help pilot light komes on but flame dies off

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If the ignitor glows, and then goes out without lighting the gas, replace the gas valve coils. I'll need more information about your dryer to tell you how to do this. (model number.)

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Hi, Two problems. The first I believe is rollers - drum clunks when turning. The second problem is it blows cold - no heat. What part is needed to repair this. Thanks.


Well, check the rollers for flat spots, could also be the belt drive pulleys especially if you've overloaded the dryer and caused it to stop tumbling.
Secondly while the front cover is off look at the heating element used to trigger the gas valve ( igniter ) next check out the light or flame sensor, if the pilot flame ignites but the major flame doesn't then the sensor may be malfunctioning.

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The pilot light lights? Then goe's back out? There is two stiff wires right in front of the flame. One of them is an ignightor, and the other one a thermocoupler. Or may just be one. That is the ignightor and thermocoupler. The thermocoupler is what detects that the pilot light lit. Its a saftey feature. It makes sure that there is fire before it turns on the main gas. So it wont blow up. It gets a film built up on it from the gas. Take some real fine sandpaper, or steel wool and clean it real good.
Then try again. It should work. If not then it needs to be replaced


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How do you light a pilot light for my GE gas dryer? Model = DDG7188PHLWH


How old is your dryer? Only models from the 1980's and older have actual pilot flame lighters. If it's newer it will have either a spark igniter or an electric glow bar. If you have a large front access panel across the bottom, then you may have a pilot light. Remove the panel and look for the gas valve. (NOTE: Before lighting anything, make sure you do not smell gas. If you do, you'll need to air the room out before trying) There will be a burner coming out the back of the gas valve control and this control will have a red push button in the front or side of it to allow gas to the pilot only. Using a extended bbq type lighter, light the pilot at the pilot assembly and hold the button for about 60 seconds. The pilot assembly is connected to the gas valve control by a small diameter aluminum tubing with a copper thermocouple right next to it. Release and make sure the pilot stays lit. Before putting the access panel back on, turn on the dryer and watch for the burner to light. It should be a strong blue flame. Let us know if we can help you further. Not knowing why your pilot went out in the first place, there may be a unforeseen issue that may need attention. If you have a propane gas dryer and you ran out of gas, then it may take a while to get gas to the pilot, so be patient when trying to light it. Never hold the button down without the lighter lit at the pilot assembly, so there is not a build-up of gas. If you are not comfortable doing this, I recommend you call your gas co to light it for you, as many will do it for free! Good luck and be careful!

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Dryer won't heat. Replaced sensor and ignitor. Flame initially comes on and heats temporarily but then shuts back off. Any ideas?


Make sure the thermocouple is in the flame of the pilot light,and using compressed air clean out the pilot light,and see if that will solve the problem.

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My kenmore gas dryer turns on and lights runs about five mins. hot and then starts blowing cold air and ignitor keeps glowing on and off but wont light flame


see if the thermal bulb is located in the path of the flame, and if it is you will have to change the gas thermal sensing bulb.

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Intermittant flame, ignitor function is good, all other functions are as designed,timer ,tumble etc.


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The pilot light flame would sometimes get very small and keep going out. This was usually because the pilot orifice was getting dirty and was partly plugged. The pilot orifice must be cleaned out when the flame becomes too small to light the main burner. You can blow air through the pilot assembly to help clean it out, don't use something metal in the pilot orifice hole or you risk enlarging the pilot gas feed hole and the pilot light may be too BIG. If your pilot flame keeps "going out", chances are you will need to replace the pilot latch do make sure the vent hood flapper is closing ok and no outside air blowing in is effecting the pilot flame.
This is a thermocouple that sensed the heat from the pilot flame and kept a small amount of gas flowing to allow the pilot light to stay lit. If you followed the instructions ( usually found inside the small access door on the front bottom ) on how to re-lite your pilot when it goes out and the flame will not stay on, replace the pilot latch assembly.

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ckd coils on burner /valve they are probably breaking down..be sure you have good gas supply sounds almost like low or no gas pressure but believe you'll find coils bad

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If you have a pilot light (small flame) you can try to re-light it by turning the knob on the gas valve to the pilot position and pushing the knob down while lighting the pilot, you may have to hold the knob down for up to 30 seconds before releasing it. The pilot should stay lit and then turn the knob to the on position. If the pilot will not stay lit or the main burner will not light it could be the gas valve or the temperature sensor.

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