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Gas dryer, glow plug functional, gas line on, no heat, faint chatter while glow plug is on, solenoid ??

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The problem is the dryer coils. They tend to fail as they heat up. They are inexpensive and easy to replace. Here is a link that should help

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Gas dryer starts out ok. When it needs more temp to keep drying, the glow plug turns on and waits for the lp gas to show up and nothing happens. My quess, 1. solenoid valve malfunctions 2. no flame...

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...


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I have an Amana Dryer Model # LGD20AW and when the dryer is first turned on the glow plug will heat up and ignite the gas but as the dry cycle continues the glow plug will heat up but no flame will ignite...

The glow coil or glow bar heats up and a sensor on the side reacts to the heat and then sends a signal to a gas valve.(solenoid valve) When the gas doesn't ignite when the coil is glowing... here are some reasons. 1. The sensor on the side of the burner assembly isn't working or sending power to the valve. 2. The valve is getting power but not opening. 3. The ignitor is not glowing hot enough to activate the flame sensor. Usually it is the sensor or the igniter not the valve.

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Whirlpool gas dryer doesn't heat - model lgr4434aqo. We replaced the operating thermostat, but still no glow from the ignitor or sound from the gas valave assy.

The ignitor has gone need to replace the ignitor...they crack and then they will not glow...look for a faint white line across the surface..that is where the crack is.

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What do I do if the gas coils are bad on my HE3 Kenmore gas dryer 92132100? The igniter glows.

There are two gas control solenoids on the dryer. If the igniter is glowing that does not mean that it is not bad. One solenoid opens when the igniter is fully heated and the other opens when the door is closed and dryer is running. The igniter may not be reaching the full temp to open th solenoid or the other solenoid may not be working. First you should make sure the gas on the dryer is on and not restricted. Make sure the gas connector is not kinked and the line/regulator screen or free from debris. Give the appliance regulator at tap with a wrench(may be sticking). When the gas solenoids are getting power they will be magnetic at the top. When you touch a piece of metal to the top of them they should be magnetized. You could also tap the solenoids lightly(they could be sticking). The hot surface igniter can be tested with a ohm meter or you can take it to an appliance parts store and sometimes they will test them for free. Sounds like it could be a bad gas solenoid valve.

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Gas dryer Amana Model LGA30AW, rattling noise, no heat.

I was experiencing a similar problem. I just repaired mine yesterday, with the help of this web site. Remove the front bottom panel. The are two screws located on the bottom of the panel. They are there, just slightly hidden. Turn on dryer to heat. Look inside where the panel was. Wait a minute or two and you will see the igniter glow. After a minute or so you might hear a click and the gas valve will open to start flame. After a while flame will go out until it cycles again. If your igniter glows and you hear the rattling noise and then the igniter glow goes out and you have no flame, it might be your solenoid coils are bad. These are the two black round things located on top of the gas valve. Make sure your gas dryer is unplugged. There is a wire clip attached to each solenoid. Unplug them. I needed to pry them off carefully with a flat screwdriver. There is a metal bracket holding those two solenoids in. There are two screws that you will need to remove the bracket. Use a flashlight to see them. Slide them up and off the gas valve. One is a 2 prong and one is a 3 prong. I bought a new set for 26.75. Put the new ones back the same way as you took them off. The is little nips on the top of the solenoid that line back up with the holes of the top bracket when reassembling them. Plug your machine back in and turn on and watch to see if the ignitor glows again and watch for the flame. Put panel back on and enjoy dry hot clothes again. GOOD LUCK

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Dryer does not heat up

First, I would check that the ignitor is functioning properly. It should glow orange if it is heating up properly. If it is not heating up, the ignitor is defective. The next thing to check is the gas valve coils. These are solenoids that are located right above the gas valves, that, when energized, open the gas valves. If these malfunction, the gas valves do not open and the burner cannot ignite. Sure hope this helped and best wishes.

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My kenmore dryer does heat up all the time.

After the glow plug starts glowing a sensor detects this bright glow and turns on the gas which will be ignited by the glow plug and you have flames.

So, it could be this sensor or in the gas valve solenoids. You will need an OHM meter to check this.

Dec 21, 2008 | Kenmore Elite HE4 Electric Dryer

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No heat

Check the glow plug.
Take off the bottom front panel, push the start button and look for a red glow. This glow plug is about the size of your little finger and is hard to see when it's off but you will see a red glow if it's working. No glow, replace the glow plug.

If it glows for a few seconds then goes out then the solenoids on the gas valve should be checked with an OHM meter.

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Roper gas dryer not heating

the glow plug (ignitor)must draw 3 amps or more to function properly if its ok check the flame sensor for continuity located on the side of the burner housing and if its ok then the gas coils on the top of the gas valve are faulty let me know if this helps

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