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My igniter comes on and glows but that is it. What makes the valve open? The thermal couple?

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The igniter makes the gas valve open. When it reaches the correct amp draw the gas valve will open. Sometimes it will partially open allowing some gas thru. The igniter is probally not reaching the correct amp draw. This is easy to check and replace. Here is a link that should help http://appliancehelponline.com/gasoventroubleshootvideo.html

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Maytag oven will not heat, no gas flow. Broiler works, clock and timer works.


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You may even see the orange "glow plug" (called a hot surface igniter) glowing orange and so assume that it's OK. Not necessarily!! You have to measure the current/amp drawn by the igniter and compare it to this repair sheet before you can say it's OK or not. The gas valve has a bi-metal that open when a certain amount of current flows through it to heat it up. The igniter is wired in series with the gas valve. As the igniter gets older or weaker, it's resistance increases to the point where not enough current is flowing to the gas valve bimetal to open it up. As a result, the gas valve never opens up. BTW, a common symptom of the early stages of this problem is erratic temperature control in the oven due to delayed firing of the bake burner while cooking.

The hot surface igniter will not come on - check igniter with a ohm meter, you should have continuity through the glow bar, the glow bar can also crack = new igniter time. The glow bar comes on but the main burner will not light - you should have an amp probe to check properly, but often this is a hot surface igniter problem. The hot surface igniter often looses it's ability to get hot enough to open the gas safety valve. The safety valve can fail, but most times it is just a bad hot surface igniter. The hot surface igniter can also quit part way through cooking , in other words the oven may cycle a couple of times and then it just sits there with the red glow from the igniter. See this service sheet for the proper way and amp readings for the hot surface igniter system. Hot surface igniters do weaken and will eventually generate less heat than they normally could. When this happens they can still allow marginally correct current to flow to the oven gas valve for it to open but not get quite hot enough to ignite the gas burner immediately. When this happens, gas released into the oven can sometimes build up to the point where when finally ignited, the amount of gas lit can cause a small explosion inside the oven or cause an odor of gas with out the oven working. Yes, your glow bar igniter can glow orange-red and still be bad!! How a common gas valve works - click here.



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Kenmore gas dryer 80series model 110.c72852101


if you hear the valve clicking but no gas the valve is bad.when the burner lights theres a probe that senses that it is lit and sends a microvoltage back to the controller to tell its lit.check to make sure all ground wires are grounded to a clean metal surface.

Oct 03, 2007 | Kenmore 74602 Gas Dryer

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HOW CAN A DRYER IGNITE A FLAME AT FIRST FOR TEN MINS THEN WHEN THE DRYER WANTS TO HEAT UP AGAIN I SEE A GLOW BUT NO FLAME COMES THE SECOND TIME SHOULD I REPLACE THE THERMAL FUSE


No you should replace the coils. 3a3915a.jpgWhy? You know you are getting power to the gas assembly so that means the fuse and control are functioning. The igniter glows so that is good. The Flame detect is fine because it shuts down the glowbar when it heats up. So those pesky coils get hot and quit. They eventually cool back down and work a little more, very aggervating to diagnose but easy to fix.2b3709e.jpgNote you do not have to remove the gas assembly to replace these coils.

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The dryer runs, but there is no heat. Gas is


If your dryer doesn't heat, check these:

Igniter
Gas valve coils
Thermal fuse
Igniter Modern gas dryers use an electric igniter to ignite the gas from the gas valve. When it's working properly, the igniter glows bright orange. When it burns out, the dryer tumbles but there's no heat because the gas can't ignite. When the igniter burns out, you need to replace it. If the igniter is held by a tension bracket, you very well may need to replace the bracket too.

The igniter is inside the dryer housing, near the bottom front, usually in a cone-shaped metal tube (the force cone). It's about 2 inches long. It's mounted to the far end of the burner tube, and it has two wires attached to it--or to the tension bracket, if there is one.

Gas valve coils Watch the igniter. Does it glow bright orange, then shut off without igniting the gas? (When the gas ignites there's a large blue flame.) If so, there may be defective coils on the gas valve. Mounted on the top of modern gas valves, there are black electrical coils. The coils, when energized, open the gas valve. If one or more of the coils are defective, the valve doesn't open and the gas cannot ignite. Because it's often difficult to properly test the coils, it's usually best to replace both (all) of them at the same time.

Thermal fuse On many dryers, there's a thermal fuse (a heat-sensitive fuse that blows if the dryer overheats) mounted to the exhaust duct inside the back cover panel. The fuse is about an inch long. It's usually embedded in black resin and mounted in a white plastic housing.

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Turn on but no heat


A bad thermal fuse will keep the gas valves from opening , therefor , no heat at any time . There will be no orange glow with a bad ignitor (used to lite the burner ) . Bad coils , the ignitor will glow and when the sensor clicks to cut off the ignitor , the coils should open to let the gas thru . Your dryer has a little peep hole you can remove to see the operation of the gas valve . Also , check the thermal fuse again ( or put the 2 wires togather to check) , disconnect the vent hose from the dryer and dry a load to see if dryes correctly .( Make sure you have good air flow at the dryer )The reason for this is because a dirty or clogged vent , not cleaning the lint screen vent hose kinked , or vent clogged from dryer to outside , will cause the thermal fuse to open .

Jul 29, 2009 | Kenmore 74602 Gas Dryer

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Have initial flame startup, but after it cycles off first time, flame does not come back on. My clothes aren't getting dry.


Firstly, make sure your vent is unobstructed from the dryer to the outside vent hood.
Check the vent hood itself to make sure it has not been crushed. Venting should be cleaned/inspected twice a year and kept to a minimum length without 90 degree elbows or pinched tubing.

The most common failure are the gas valve coils, but read on from an excerpt at; www.repairclinic.com

If your dryer doesn't heat, check these:

Igniter
Gas valve coils
Thermal fuse
Igniter Modern gas dryers use an electric igniter to ignite the gas from the gas valve. When it's working properly, the igniter glows bright orange. When it burns out, the dryer tumbles but there's no heat because the gas can't ignite. When the igniter burns out, you need to replace it. If the igniter is held by a tension bracket, you very well may need to replace the bracket too.

The igniter is inside the dryer housing, near the bottom front, usually in a cone-shaped metal tube (the force cone). It's about 2 inches long. It's mounted to the far end of the burner tube, and it has two wires attached to it--or to the tension bracket, if there is one.

Gas valve coils Watch the igniter. Does it glow bright orange, then shut off without igniting the gas? (When the gas ignites there's a large blue flame.) If so, there may be defective coils on the gas valve. Mounted on the top of modern gas valves, there are black electrical coils. The coils, when energized, open the gas valve. If one or more of the coils are defective, the valve doesn't open and the gas cannot ignite. Because it's often difficult to properly test the coils, it's usually best to replace both (all) of them at the same time.

Thermal fuse On many dryers, there's a thermal fuse (a heat-sensitive fuse that blows if the dryer overheats) mounted to the exhaust duct inside the back cover panel. The fuse is about an inch long. It's usually embedded in black resin and mounted in a white plastic housing.

If the fuse has blown, it has no continuity. When this happens, your dryer either just stops heating, or it doesn't work at all. Be sure to inspect the venting/heating system before replacing the fuse to put the dryer back into operation. (You can't re-set this type of fuse.)

Jul 08, 2009 | Maytag Dryers

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No heat to our gas frigidaire dryer


Make sure the gas valve is opening, you'll smell gas. Second, check if the glow bar comes on or, if the thermal couple is lined up to the igniter.

Jun 30, 2009 | Frigidaire GLGQ2152ES Gas Dryer

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Oven will not come on or takes a long time.


The ignitor is most likely bad. It may glow, but it won't pull enough amps to open the safety valve. It must pull at least 3.1 amps to open the gas.

Mar 23, 2009 | Kitchen Ranges

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Once the dryer has started the drying process the gas comes on like it suppose , then after reaching tempture it shut doen not to come back on the glow plug come on but it will not light, so the dryer can...


If your dryer doesn't heat, check these:

Igniter
Gas valve coils
Thermal fuse
Igniter Modern gas dryers use an electric igniter to ignite the gas from the gas valve. When it's working properly, the igniter glows bright orange. When it burns out, the dryer tumbles but there's no heat because the gas can't ignite. When the igniter burns out, you need to replace it. If the igniter is held by a tension bracket, you very well may need to replace the bracket too.

The igniter is inside the dryer housing, near the bottom front, usually in a cone-shaped metal tube (the force cone). It's about 2 inches long. It's mounted to the far end of the burner tube, and it has two wires attached to it--or to the tension bracket, if there is one.

Gas valve coils Watch the igniter. Does it glow bright orange, then shut off without igniting the gas? (When the gas ignites there's a large blue flame.) If so, there may be defective coils on the gas valve. Mounted on the top of modern gas valves, there are black electrical coils. The coils, when energized, open the gas valve. If one or more of the coils are defective, the valve doesn't open and the gas cannot ignite. Because it's often difficult to properly test the coils, it's usually best to replace both (all) of them at the same time.

Thermal fuse On many dryers, there's a thermal fuse (a heat-sensitive fuse that blows if the dryer overheats) mounted to the exhaust duct inside the back cover panel. The fuse is about an inch long. It's usually embedded in black resin and mounted in a white plastic housing.

If the fuse has blown, it has no continuity. When this happens, your dryer either just stops heating, or it doesn't work at all. Be sure to inspect the venting/heating system before replacing the fuse to put the dryer back into operation. (You can't re-set this type of fuse.) Below is a link that will help you with parts and diagnostic procedures that are specifically tuned to your manufacturers data plate information.
http://www.repairclinic.com/SmartSearch/SmartSearch.aspx

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