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Gas dryer not heating up

Does kenmore dryer 110.72612101 have pilot light. on the front bottom left, there is a small window bit enough for a match or lighter which makes be think there is a manual pilot light instead of an electric ignite ??

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It probably has a igniter, not a pilot light that lil hole is a check sight hole, close the door and set the drier to start , within a few seconds you should see a glow plug light up, if not,, check the main fuse in the back of the machine,, this is normally caused by a lack of flow for the drier vent and over heating

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Drier has no heat. Seems to run fine, otherwise. might I nee d to re-light the pilot through the small hole in the front of it?


Hi,

If you are having problems with your gas dryer not heating the most common problem is that the ignitor goes bad. Even though it glows sometimes it is still not working properly.


if you dryer is gas check out this gas no heat tip....


If you have an electric dryer, you can have many different things that can go wrong causing the dryer not to heat.


check out this electric no heat tip...

heatman101

Jan 24, 2011 | Kenmore 60172 Electric Commercial Dryer

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How do you light the pilot light on the stove? Model 3627391592


Hello,

A pilot light will be found on natural gas stoves, fireplaces, clothes dryers, water heaters and furnaces. When the gas is turned off, the pilot light will go out on all of these appliances. After the gas is turned back on, you must relight the pilot light before you can use the appliance. Pilot lights are similar so if you can relight the pilot light for a gas heater you can relight the pilot light for a gas stove or any other gas appliance.


jQuery('.intro .thumbnail').each(function(i,e){ jQuery(e).find('img').one('error',function(){ jQuery(e).remove(); }); }); Instructions Things You'll Need:

  • matches OR flashlight
  1. Locate the gas valve by following the gas line in the appliance. The gas valve will have a large red button or knob and will be easy to see and will be well marked.
  2. Check for a gas leak by smelling the area close to the gas valve. Listen carefully for escaping gas and do not attempt to light a pilot light if there is a gas leak.
  3. Hold down or press the red button or knob on the gas valve while holding a lit match in front of the opening in the gas pilot line. Continue to hold down or press the red button or knob for several seconds after the gas ignites to allow the thermocouple (the sensor for the appliance's thermostat) to heat up.
  4. Repeat step 3 if the pilot light goes out after you release the button or knob. In most cases, the pilot light goes out because the thermocouple did not have enough time to heat up, so give it a few more seconds.
  5. Make final adjustment of the gas flow to the pilot light by turning the red knob. In some cases, no adjustment other than "on" or "off" will be needed.
  6. Turn on our appliance to make sure the pilot light ignites the main gas flow. Replace any covers or close any access doors to the gas valve.
Hope this help?

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Nov 23, 2010 | Kenmore Kitchen Ranges

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My oven want light its gas and the the pilot light islit


Is this a standard gas cook-top there maybe some small particle blocking the area where the gas comes out and lighting with the pilot. If you feel comfortable try lighting it with a match. First make sure there is not a lot of gas build open, so if there is a window near the stove open that and make you have plenty of ventilation before striking said match.

Mar 13, 2010 | Kenmore 30 in. 32384 / 32385 / 32389 Gas...

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My gas dryer is not heating up could this be the pilot light? Where is the pilot light?


Good day,
Pilot lights were last used in the 1970's. The gas valve is fired off by a silicone carbide igniter. There are many reasons for no heat.
Here is a list. You need an ohm meter to perform some of these tests.

1. Make sure the gas is turned on to the appliance.
2. Remove the back cover of the dryer. In the center bottom is a small skinny white ceramic device, held on with one screw.
Remove one of the wires, and check it with an ohm meter. It should show zero ohms of resistance. If not, it is defective, and needs replaced. This device on your brand causes 80 to 90% of all no heat problems.
3. As well, there are 3 or 4 other thermostats in the area, either round or rectangular, with 2 wires going to them. Check all of them if needed. They should all check zero ohms.
4. To check the igniter, you will have to remove the front panel. A tutorial follows, on how to do that.
Locate the gas valve, on the left side. Follow it forward, you will see the 2 wires on a plug, and at the tip of the burner tube, the igniter itself. Unplug, and check the igniter leads. It should read about 20 to 30 ohms. if not, it has burned out and needs replaced.
5. On the gas valve itself, are 2 black coils, held on with a 2 screw bracket. They can fail, but cannot be tested with a meter. If they are bad, the heating system will light the igniter, and shut down without firing the gas. All components must be in place to perform this test.
That covers 99.5% of all issues. There are others, such as the timer, heat selector switch, centrifugal switch in the main motor, but are extremely rare.

The tutorial is not about heat trouble shooting, but is supplied to show how to gain access to the front of the machine. Kenmore is made by Whirlpool.

http://www.wikihow.com/Replace-a-Dryer-Belt-on-Whirlpool-Models

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My Kenmore 60 series gas dryer will not heat up. I checked the lint trap and it is clean. How do I open the front panel to check the pilot light?


Some dryers have a small inspection hole covered by a small platic cap.
Remove cap and look inside unit for pilot. Newer dryers have an igniter that glows when the dryer is turned on. It ignites the gas then goes out.

Jul 30, 2009 | Kenmore 73952 Gas Dryer

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Lighting the pilot


there is no flame type pilot. when you turn on the dryer remove small cover on lower left front panel to view if you see a orange glow, which means your ignitor is getting power listen for 1ckick sound and then a second after the ing glows. there a few things that could be bad ignitor. soleinods on the gas valve or a bad thermal fuse

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How to light the pilot?


If this is an electric dryer, it doesn't have a pilot either. If this is a gas dryer it will have an electric pilot. but then if it were a gas dryer, it would have a removable lower front panel for servicing the burner. So you must have an electric dryer. if the dryer runs but does not heat, the electric element is most likely at fault. If you really were looking for a pilot light on an electric dryer, I must recommend that you call a reputable appliance service regarding repairs so as to not jeopardize your safety.

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How to light the pilot light on a Kenmore gas dryer.


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Pilot light


Pilot Light? Are you sure? All the gas dryers I've ever worked on were pilot-less. There should be a glow-type ignitor that heats up when the dryer is turned on. When it reaches a certain current potential a gas valve is opened and the burner ignites. How old is this dryer? Maybe this is something I've never seen before.

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