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I have an Amana Gas Dryer that will not heat, the glow stick is turning on and trying to light i have checked the resistance with the gas valve solnoids those check out ok what else could be my problem

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Good day,
If the ignitor comes on and after a period of time shuts down, waits, and repeats the cycle, then forget trying to read the coils.
Just replace them. Works 99% of the time.
If the ignitor stays on, and will not shut off at all, then the sensor mounted on the side of the heat tube is bad, and needs replaced. It looks like this.




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Amana automatic dryer lga30aw won't push out gas and dry the clothes....any ideas?


Gas Dryer no heat: or shuts down soon after heating CHECK:

Thermal Fuse
If the air flow in the dryer is restricted, the temperature in the heating chamber can get hot enough to blow the thermal fuse. If the fuse blows, it cuts power to the coils that control the gas valve. The fuse is usually mounted to the exhaust duct just inside the back panel. You can check its continuity with an ohmmeter. If, after disconnecting the fuse, you get any reading other than 0 when you touch the leads of the meter to its terminals, it has blown. There's no way to restore it -- you'll have to install a replacement.
Igniter and Gas Valve Coils
TEST with a multi meter: The igniter is an electric conductor that works like the element in an electric heater, glowing hot enough to ignite gas when you turn on the dryer. This conductor can burn out, and when it does, it may glow, but it won't get hot enough to ignite the gas. At times it may give a reading of continuity yet fail mechanically and not get hot enough to ignite flame though it gets hot and glows and even may show Ohms or continuity ( close circuit) ?
Occasionally, the Gas safety valve and the electric coils that control the gas valve are defective -- they can wear out when the dryer gets old. When this happens, the igniter glows, but gas never enters the heating chamber or does not stay consistant.
Performing a continuity test on either part will help you determine whether or not you need to replace it. But the coils should also be tested for amount of resistance as well as Ohms. As they may be showing ohms yet not putting out enough resistance to keep proper gas pressure flowing. Most coils should show at least 1300 ohms ( GIVE OR TAKE 150 OHMS). Anything significantly less Thus u get an ignition but then it soon goes back out. The flame does not stay lit.
Air Flow and Heat
The motor that drives the tumbler also drives a fan that circulates air through the heating chamber and the tumbler and expels it through the vent. If the air can't circulate, perhaps because of lint blockage, the heating chamber overheats, which prompts the cycling thermostat to turn off the gas. The thermostat resets when the chamber cools, but the chamber heats up quickly and the thermostat again shuts off the gas. The result is that the temperature in the tumbler doesn't stay hot, and your clothes take longer to dry, if they get dry at all.
Warning
There's a big difference between a dryer that doesn't heat up at all and one that just doesn't get hot enough to dry your clothes. In the first instance, the problem is usually a defective part, and things should be back to normal after you replace it. In the second instance, the problem is caused by restricted air flow, and you need to clear the lint filter and vents and take steps to prevent lint build-up. If you don't, you'll use more energy for drying than you need and the dryer may continue to malfunction. Worse, you may have a dryer fire.

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Dryer is not heating up it runs does the ignitor heat up before gas valve opens because the ignitor never heats up


On my gas appliances, either there is a pilot light or the ignitor sparks (like a car spark plug) or glows after the gas valve opens. The ignitor does not heat up.

I've had some gas appliances that have had the valve stick. (On an oven, we tested this by tapping on the valve when the unit should have called for gas. This confirmed that the valve was bad and not the thermostat.)

I hope this helps.

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Ignitor glows gas valve opens, burns for a while then gas valve closes and ignitor cycles , if dryer is off a while it will light again. amana


Hi, If you are having problems with your gas dryer not heatingthe most common problem is that the ignitor goes bad. Even though it glowssometimes 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 differentthings that can go wrong causing the dryer not to heat. check out this electric no heat tip...

heatman101

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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...


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

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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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Amana NDG2335AW Gas Dryer runs but doesn't heat


Check the spark ignitor when firtst starting the dryer up. It should click within the first 15 seconds to light the pilot up

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if the glow bar is lighting the next thing will be the gas valve there are two coils on top of the gas valve that have wires going to them replace both coils "they come as a kit"

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My gas drier turns the heat on for a minute or so and turs off.


Sounds like the glow bar is comming on but no flame. Make sure the gas is turned on.
If still not working the problem might be one of the safty coils on the top of the gas valve may have an open circuit or the glow bar sensor may have an open circuit.
Depending on your skill level
unplug the dryer and shut off the gas. Using a multi meter check the resistance of the safty coils on the gas valve. There is a coil replacement kit you can purchase to replace the gas coils. Check the resistance across the glow bar sensor. It is located on the gas funel. It is a little black box with two wires comming from it. It should be a closed circuit untill it senses the light of the glow bar then the circuit will open allowing the gas valve to open. If open, replace.

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Looks like the gas valve coils are failing. This usually begins to happen later in the cycle as the dryer has run for awhile. You will have to have the coils replaced.

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Oven not lighting on Amana model agds902ss


Helloemauldin Welcome to Fixya
My name is Huum,

When you turn the thermostat on your range on it sends 120 volts to the bake valve and ignitor. The bake valve and ignitor are wired in series and the ignitor draws all the current and heats up. As the ignitor heats its resistance changes and when it is cherry red the current switches to the gas valve and it opens. The amp draw on the ignitor needs to be 3.2-3.6 amps for the gas valve to open. The gas valve has gas to it at all times. The gas valve should open within 40 seconds after the ignitor starts to glow.
If the ignitor is glowing red and the gas valve doesn’t open the ignitor is usually the problem. Sometimes the ignitor will glow red but the resistance doesn’t change and the gas valve doesn’t draw the current.

This is not a do it your selfer!


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