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I am not getting 120 volts on the igniter of my GE clothes dryer

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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 a imperial whirlpool dryer. I thought it was electric, it has gas hook up and a electric plug as well , can it be bothZ?


Yes, it will be both. A straight electrical dryer is hooked up to 220 volts of electricity and uses that voltage to run both the motor and the heater. In a gas dryer, you only need 120 volts to run the motor and run the igniter for the gas, which provides the heat to dry your clothes. Hope this helps!

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First , check the circuit breaker to make sure they are on . Be sure to UNPLUG the dryer , while checking with an ohm meter . When checking WITH power , BEST to have another person available in case of emergency . I do know of 1 person killed while working on his dryer .
A dryer operating on 240 volts , sends 120 volts to the timer and 120 volts to the motor . In between these two , are the thermal cut-off , and the element ( this is the basic operation parts ) . The 120 volts from the motor , goes directly to the element if selected for heat . The timer circuit , sends the other 120 volts , thru the operating thermostats , then thermal fuse , then thermal cut-off , then high-limit thermostat , then to the element . Usually , not ALL the time , the thermal fuse ( number 1 ) is the problem . The heating element ( number 2 ) is usually the problem , if the thermal fuse is good .
If the thermostats , element , and thermal fuse check good with an ohm meter , remove 1 wire from the element and check with a meter , which side is NOT getting 120 volts . Trace the wire which will either go to the timer ( occasionally ) or to the motor ( extremely rare ) .

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On a gas dryer , for no heat , or , heats for a short time then runs but no heat afterwords until cooled down , first check that the electronic igniter , glows red . If it does NOT glow red , then check power to the burner ( 2 wires ) . If no power , then the thermal fuse is bad . (On electric dryers , the thermal fuse keeps the dryer from starting . On gas dryers , it keeps the dryer from heating . The thermal fuse , is a 1" long , or oval , white piece , with 2 wires going to it ) . Also if it does not glow red , the igniter itself could be bad . Again , check with an ohm meter . If the igniter glows red and clicks off , but no gas , the sensor could be bad . This sensor , is mounted to the side of the burner box , and when the igniter gets hot enough to ignite the gas , the sensor opens , sending power to the coils , which open dispensing the gas to heat the dryer . To check the sensor , with the drum removed , start the dryer , and after the igniter gets red , pull one of the wires OFF the sensor , and the gas should ignite . Do this very carefully , as electricity WILL be in the wire pulled off . If the dryer heats for a short time then stops heating , the problem will be the burner coils . These coils will get warm from the electricity going thru them , and will " open " ( short ) internally , until they cool down . Then heat again for a short time , then open , until cooled .
Most of the time , either the thermal fuse ( 1 ) or the coils are bad ( 2 ) or the igniter is bad ( 3 ) .

........A thermal fuse is a white 1" long torpedo looking piece , or , a white oval shaped piece , with 2 wires going to it .

NOTE1 : The thermal fuse keeps an electric dryer from starting and keeps a gas dryer from heating .

NOTE2 : If your dryer heats but the clothes do not dry , then a venting problem is obvious , as a dryer either heats or doesn't heat . Pull the dryer out and disconnect the vent from the dryer . Dry a load of clothes and if/when they dry in the normal amount of time , this tells you either the vent hose is kinked , maybe pushed back too far , or , the outside vent is blocked , or , the vent in the wall is restricted to the outside .

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NOTE3 : If your lint screen is on top of the dryer , the element , thermal fuse , and thermostats are behind the rear dryer panel ....If the lint screen is behind the dryer door , then the element , thermal fuse ( located behind the lint screen housing ( 2 screws ) , and thermostats , are located behind the lower front panel .

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A good place to start would be to check the igniter. If you are confident in your safety, check for 120 volts at the igniter when the dryer is calling for heat. If there is 120 volts but the ignitor is not heating, the ignitor is probably bad. If there is not 120 volts, the problem is probably in the timer or control circuit.

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Do they make 110v dryers?


all gas dryers are 120 volt,and some electric dryers too,i've worked on two elecric 120 volt dryers and they take forever to dry clothes,any lint buildup slows down drying time even more,you'd be better off just to have an electrician come in and run a 240 line for the dryer and it should have it's own line anyway

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Can You Set Up Dryer To Use 110 Plug ( Standard Plug)?


buy a gas dryer,that uses 120 volts.but electric that uses 240 volts can't be set up to 120 volt.,i've seen electric dryers that are set up for 120 volts but they take a very long time to dry the clothes.http://www.ajmadison.com/cgi-bin/ajmadison/LDR3822PQ.html you can look at some of them.

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Electric dryers require both 240-volt and 120-volt circuits in order to work. The 240 volts are used to heat up the elements that ultimately dry your clothes and the 120-volt circuit is needed to deliver power to the timers, buzzer and controls. This does not mean that you have to run two independent circuits, however. All that is required is a dryer receptacle fed by a three-conductor wire or 10/3g wire. Here is how to wire a dryer receptacle.i think it will work.

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I am not getting 120 volts on tshe igniter of my GE clothes dryer


CHECK YOUR RECEPTILCLE FOR PROPER WIRING.

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My electric Whirlpool clothes dryer (model #LER 5636EQ3) about 9 years old, will not dry a load of clothes in just one cycle. I have to dry some things 2 or 3 times before the clothes are dry. I clean out...


Check your electrical power going to the dryer at where you plug the plug in at the receptical. and make sure you have 120 volts on each leg, it sounds like you may have one leg with 120 volt and the other leg with no voltage. I hope this helped. Please rate me, Thanks

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5600 watts will not operate off 120 volts.
This is a 220/240 volt hookup.
There are 2 legs of 120 volts each that operate the dryer.
The only part requiring 220v is the heater.
Otherwise 120v routes through the various controls and relays.

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If your getting at least 110 volts at the igniter and its not glowing red ,than replace the igniter.If you have zero volts there you have to check for a bad thermal fuse or a bad thermostat.

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