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Kleenmaid speed queen dryer running , but no heat comming from machine. Plenty of gas in tank, have taken front plate off , no pilot light or flame when going. System has a automatic electric pilot and main gas line.

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You should check igniter first when the dryer is started. It should glow red hot to ignite the gas. The issue is with the gas valve coils if the igniter glows red hot but no gas is ignited; replace both coils. On the other hand if the igniter fails to glow red hot, check the continuity of the thermal fuse and/or cycling thermostat on the blower housing and the high-limit thermostat on the burner assembly. You can bypass all of them then start the dryer. The burner should fire up then stop the dryer and un-bypass each of them one a time then restart the dryer. In this manner, you will be able to find the culprit. Replace it and the dryer should start firing up and working properly. Do not use the dryer with the previously mentioned components permanently bypassed to avoid fire hazards.

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Posted on Aug 01, 2010

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  • forestedgerc Aug 01, 2010

    hi Jahn,

    I have checked the igniter and it isn't glowing red at all.

    The model of the machine is LGK37AWF3058, serial number 0105001912.

    Where do I find the thermal fuse ,cycling thermostat and high limit thermostat, and how do I check for continuity. Also how can I bypass them to test which function isn't working

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    Jahn27 Aug 01, 2010

    The thermal fuse and the cycling thermostat are both located on the blower housing while the high-limit thermostat is mounted on the burner tube.

    You will need a multimeter to test the components for continuity but if you don't have one, bypassing the components will do. Simply jump a wire between the terminals of each component to bypass them or simply connect the wires. Once done and the dryer works, un-bypass them one at a time to determine the culprit. The un-bypassed component is the culprit if the dryer stopped working. Do not use the dryer with
    the components permanently bypassed to avoid fire
    hazards. You should replace first the failed component.

  • forestedgerc Aug 01, 2010

    did you recieve my previous email regading questions and model number to the original enquiry

  • Jahn27
    Jahn27 Aug 01, 2010


  • forestedgerc Aug 01, 2010

    Yes , sorry I didn't see your reply.

    Have isolated the problem to the two sensors just above the flame in the burner tube. One is working fine , but the lower one with a pin in the centre of it is the cause of the dryer not working.

    I presume this is the high limit thermostat and it is designed to stop the gas flow if the blower was to stop so the flame doesn't continue. If this is corect is it best to take a side panel off the remove it or just approach it from the front of the machine . What is the part number and discription for ordering.

    If I run the machine in the short term is it okay as long as I am in constant check that the blower is going ?

  • Jahn27
    Jahn27 Aug 01, 2010

    Those two components wired in series with the gas valve coils and indeed designed to stop the gas flow by cutting power to the coils closing the valves. The apparently working one is the high-limit thermostat and the blown one is the thermal cut-off which fails when the former fails to cycle on and off. Both parts must be replaced; otherwise,you will have the new part blow again soon. Just approach them from the front of the machine.

    You should not run the dryer with any safety part bypassed. The dryer will continuously heat up with that part bypassed and eventually result in the burning down of your clothes. You can order the parts here. The site is out-of-service right now but will be back soon. Just enter the exact model number of your machine or chat with them. Give the model number and tell them the part you need, thermal cut-off and high-limit thermostat.



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