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The dryer is running but it won't get hot. I opened the front and I can see the igniter getting red hot. I can feel the gas valve click but it won't light.

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  • sprosoni Sep 13, 2010

    I checked what I believe to be the fuse. It's a small round piece located in the rear upper left corner. First I tested it with power on the dryer. I was getting 120v on both sides of the fuse. I then unplugged the machine removed the wires and checked for continuity. I had continutity through the fuse. I know the iginter is working because it gets red hot when the dryer starts. When the igniter gets hot I can feel the coils click. I don't know where or how to check the thermostat.

  • sprosoni Sep 13, 2010

    It's a Frigidaire Crown Mod# CRGF342AS0

  • sprosoni Sep 13, 2010

    I found both thermostats you were talking about. One is in the rear upper corner and the second was on the exhaust side under the drum. The one in the rear has 2 leads on it. I tested both and I have continuity. The one located in the exhaust side has 4 leads on it. I took all the leads off and had continuity across each of them. I took the test plug out of the gas valve to see if when the coils activated if it allowed gas to pass but it did not. Do you think I could have a bad gas valve?

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Hi


Thanks for using FixYa. From what you have described it seems to be the Thermal fuse that has gone bad. The thermal fuse is mounted to the exhaust duct inside the back cover panel. When this fuse goes bad it should be replaced as it cannot be repaired. You can test it for continuity between its two pins, no continuity means bad fuse. If this is fine then you’ll need to check the thermostat, igniter and coils. Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance.


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Rylee

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    Rylee Smith Sep 13, 2010

    Please post back with the manufacturers name and model no# for your Gas Dryer.

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    Rylee Smith Sep 13, 2010

    This is the thermostat that I was talking about and another one which I think you have checked is the safety thermostat which is part# f33 in the picture. If both of them are fine and test okay then the issue is with the motor, check if its fine.

  • Rylee Smith
    Rylee Smith Sep 13, 2010

    Good that you have some expertise and know what parts can go bad, if you have checked everything then yes the issue is with the valve going bad and should be replaced.

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