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Heats for only 10 minutes the will not heat again

When dryer is initially started, the dryer will heat for about 10 minutes then the flame will go out. after about 20 seconds or so,the igniter will then heat up red hot for about 7 seconds then it will time out. It will do that again about 20 seconds or so later then will go out, and keeps doing that. The gas part is not activating when the igniter turns on when the dryer is calling for heat.

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  • weber1166 Apr 28, 2010

    Ok... Part arrived and I replaced the igniter. Problem still exists.

  • weber1166 Apr 28, 2010

    Sorry... and yes, it is a gas dryer

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Hi,
Your ignitor is going bad , Yes it sounds crazy, but this tip will explain further..
If you have a gas dryerHeats for only 10 minutes the will not heat again - 2_bing.gif.
The most common problem with a gas and no heat is the ignitor going bad...

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Posted on Apr 25, 2010

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SOURCE: kenmore dryer, saw igniter heats up, seconds later

sounds like bad gas coils the hold or assist, but i would change them both at the same time
they are the lilttle cylinders on top of the gas valve

Posted on Oct 05, 2009

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