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I have an Kenmore gas dryer model 110.87174100 which was disconnected temporarily. Now it is reconnected to the gas line. How is it ignited?

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This unit, and most dryers nowadays, uses an ignitor.  it is an electronic glowbar that will ignite the gas.  nothing to light just, if the gas connection is good and you are sure of no leaks, go ahead and start drying...

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Gas line had to be disconnected to house last week for a gas leak repair. Everything is fixed and gas is back. Now gas dryer will not heat up. It runs fine, just no heat. Is there something I have to...


most gas dryers have what is called a ignitor on them that will glow when the unit is turned on and after they get red hot then a milivolt signal is sent back to the gas valve to open and fire up... i would check to see if the ignitor is glowing first... you will have to gain access to the bottom of unit in order to see this. you will have to remove front of dryer and most likely the tub,some of the newer maytags have a bracket that will hold the tub in place while working on it... before i did al this though it is possible there is still air in the line and will require bleeding the line at dryer... alot of people are afraid of gas but if common sense used you will be fine... you should have a gas stop at dryer gas supply line if not you need to install one. either way take a wrench and remove gas line at one of the closest connections to dryer and on purpose bleed a small amount of gas out.this will do 2 things (1) it will bleed any air in line going toward dryer and (2) confirm you still have gas pressure and gas going to dryer after your disconnection last week nothing happened to line.then reconnect and try again. if you ran dryer for an extended time it would eventually bleed the line also. not sure how long you ran it,but this will prove you still have gas at dryer . if after that no cure check the ignitor on unit to see if it is working if it is and no flame the gas regulator may be faulty after the disconnection last week/.... good luck to you

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I have an older Kenmore gas dryer model # 97260100 it heats up for 15 minutes then goes cold, drum continues to run can u give me any insight as to what needs to be replaced


The problem is either of the cycling thermostat, high-limit thermostat or the gas valve solenoid coils sitting on top of the gas valve assembly. Disconnect power then verify any of these condition by bypassing the thermostats. Refer to the image below and locate the thermostats.
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Note: This is an image of an electric dryer but the thermostat and the thermal cut-off (cut-out) locations are the same.

Disconnect each of the thermostat wires then connect and insulate them properly. Once done, reconnect power and start the dryer. The gas valve solenoid coils are indeed faulty and both need to be replaced if the problem still persists. Click here for the procedure in replacing the solenoid coils.

Gas Valve Solenoid Coils Replacement Procedure

Either or both of the cycling thermostat and the high-limit thermostat are malfunctioning if the dryer continues to heat up with the thermostats bypassed. Disconnect power then reconnect the cycling thermostat wires but keeping the high-limit thermostat bypassed. Reconnect power then start the dryer. The high-limit thermostat is the culprit if the dryer continues to heat up. If not, then the cycling thermostat is the culprit.

Also do the other way; that is reconnecting the high-limit thermostat wires but keeping the cycling thermostat bypassed. The cycling thermostat is the culprit if the dryer continues to heat up. If not, then the high-limit thermostat is the culprit.

Replace the faulty thermostat and it should solve the problem.

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Have a kenmore model # 110.72822101, where's the thermostat located, my dryer gets hot then cold


The cycling thermostat or the high-limit thermostat may not be the problem but rather the gas valve solenoid coils sitting on top of the gas valve assembly. Disconnect power then verify this condition by bypassing the thermostats. Refer to the image below and locate the thermostats.
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Note: This is an image of an electric dryer but the thermostat and the thermal cut-off (cut-out) locations are the same.

Disconnect each of the thermostat wires then connect and insulate them properly. Once done, reconnect power and start the dryer. The gas valve solenoid coils are indeed faulty and both need to be replaced if the problem still persists. Click here for the procedure in replacing the solenoid coils.

Gas Valve Solenoid Coils Replacement Procedure

Either or both of the cycling thermostat and the high-limit thermostat are malfunctioning if the dryer continues to heat up with the thermostats bypassed. Disconnect power then reconnect the cycling thermostat wires but keeping the high-limit thermostat bypassed. Reconnect power then start the dryer. The high-limit thermostat is the culprit if the dryer continues to heat up. If not, then the cycling thermostat is the culprit.

Also do the other way; that is reconnecting the high-limit thermostat wires but keeping the cycling thermostat bypassed. The cycling thermostat is the culprit if the dryer continues to heat up. If not, then the high-limit thermostat is the culprit.

Replace the faulty thermostat and it should solve the problem.

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Will not dry clothes


How old is the dryer? The ceramic ignitor piece may have partially broken off. It gets very brittle over the years. Look for a broken piece laying below where it sits. If you replace it, do not touch the ceramic part of the ignitor or it will not work right. Sometimes it's just as simple as a corroded wire connection. I once worked on a 25 year old Kenmore gas dryer that would not ignite. With the power cord unplugged, I disconnected and reconnected all the wire terminals inside and tried it again it worked perfectly like it was new.

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Kenmore 70 series gas dryer (Whirlpool model) will not ignite!!!!


>> Do you know where the flame sensor is located? I figure the ignitor is where the "glowing" occurs and the gas line feeds to. Thanks for your help!<<

The flame sensor is right next to the ignitor. Also see this link for what it looks like:

http://www.apwagner.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=7_96

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I have a Kenmore gas dyer that has developed a burning smell


check vent line,either check outside to see if flapper is blowing open or disconnect vent line from back of dryer and see if it helps.if not there are two thermostats Number: 660036 Substitution: 279048 and
Number: 3387134 ,this one is on blower wheel housing and the other is in the back,take back wall off and you'll see it on right hand side on heater vent duct

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I have a kenmore series 70 dryer (model # 78702894) gas dryer that is running but no heat. How safe is it for me to disconnect the gas line so I can remove the rear panel?


I am having a similar problem (I get heat for about 7 minutes then it stops heating) and just removed the back housing.  I did not have to disconnect the gas line to do this.  Just removed several screws. If your model is constructed differently and the gas line has to be disconnected, make sure you turn the gas off at the shut off switch back at the gas pipe.
Reading on your issue suggests to start by cleaning out all vent hoses to clear any lint obstructions.  I would start there and see if things improved then proceed to removing the back housing to get at the stuff in there.

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The Igniter glows, then shuts off without igniting gas - the problem is probably with defective coils (black, located on top of the gas valve). It is recommended to replace all coils (usually two or three) if found defective.

Note: Sometimes the whole gas valve may be defective, thus not letting the gas out. However, this problem is not common.

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