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How do I check to see if the ignitor glow red?

How do I get access to view the ignitor and can I run the dryer with any of the panels off.

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You can remove the front replace the door and check the ingitor .. let me know and I can guide you step by step
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Does the dryer get hot? If so check dryer vent.
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Assuming you have removed the lower access panel (two or three scres all the way at the bottom of the lower front panel) to view the glow plug (ignitor), if you see the ignitor cycle on but the gas does not ignite after the machine initially heated in the beginning of the cycle you will want to replace your gas valve coils. They are the round black things mounted to the top of your gas valve.
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ok, you can remove the small screws below the kick panel below the door on the front. that will gain you viewing space to watch and see if the ignitor is even glowing, if it is then you most likely need gas valve coils, or to turn on the gas.
if the ignitor is not glowing at all you will need to do some testing on the safetys and thermostats within the dryer. they are all closed at rest so you should have continuity through them. there is the operating stat on the air duct blower housing in the front of the dryer. there is also a hi limit that is on the rear housing of the unit that you will need to remove the top of the dryer to view and gain access to..
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It sounds like you could have a ignitor issue. Usually there is a small plastic plug located at the bottom right of your dryer in which you can view the ignitor in action. if there isnt a plug you will have to first take off the door by removing the hinges. after the door is off there are two screw at the bottom of the front access panel remove them and your panel should lift out from the bottom. once this panel is off you should again be able to see the ignitor in action. turn your dryer on a normal heat setting and wait for the ignitor to come on, if it glows RED hot the ignitor is NOT good. if it is burning WHITE hot you do not need to replace this, ignitor part number is 304970. hope this helps

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This is the closest model # I could find but I have a gas dryer model TGDX640EQO and it doesn't heat up but does tumble. My husband thinks it is the ignitor, how would you determine that?


First clean all the dust and lint from around the burner and its components, including the sensor which 'tells' the dryer that the ignitor is on or the burner is lit.

There are two different types of ignitors. The most common glows a bright red to light the burner. The other gives off a series of sparks.

In either case, a visual examination should tell you whether the ignitor is working. Before you start the dryer, remove the burner access panel. Have someone start the dryer while you look into the burner unit to see if you see the 'glow plug' or the 'sparker' trying to light the burner. If not, the ignitor is probably bad.

If the ignitor is not the problem, look for dirty or defective sensors that will keep the burner from coming on. If these sensors do not sense the light given off by the ignitor, for safety reasons the burner will not come on.

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I find that quite often the ignitor is out of alignment or the glass window is covered with lint.
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There are two common styles of ignitors, glow ignitors and spark ignitors. The ignitor ignites the gas either by heating up and glowing, or by sparking. If the ignitor fails, the dryer will not heat.

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