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Series 90 gas dryer won't heat up-- replaced the ignitor that was bad but still no heating of the ignitor. I am getting 1.8v AC on the ignitor when the dryer is running.

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Thanks for using FixYa. As you have already replaced the igniter the next thing to check is whether there is lint build up inside the exhaust vents, if there is then try to clean it. If everything appears to be fine then check the Thermal fuse attaches to the blower wheel housing of your dryer. It cannot be re-set and must be replaced when continuity between the pins is no longer present. Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance.


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Rylee

Posted on May 30, 2010

  • jenbrennan99 May 30, 2010

    thermal fuse is good all thermostats are good. no air system blockages.



    any ideas

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    Rylee Smith May 30, 2010

    If it is fine then shut off without igniting the gas (When the gas ignites there's a large blue flame.) If so, there may be defective coils on the gas valve. Mounted on the top of modern gas valves, there are black electrical coils. The coils, when energized, open the gas valve. If one or more of the coils are defective, the valve doesn't open and the gas cannot ignite. Because it's often difficult to properly test the coils, it's usually best to replace both (all) of them at the same time. Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance.


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    Rylee

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