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No second ignition

The dryer ignites fine from a cold start, but will not start a 2nd time during operation. The igniter lights up fine but the valves do not open to let the gas out.

Thermal fuse is fine and tested. It does not seem to be the solenoid "coils" because they open the valves from a "cold" start. Radiant sensor glass is clean, not broken, and not smokey inside - so it looks OK.

Any ideas? Is there a way to test the radiant sensor? Thanks in advance. . .

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  • Smarthomey May 27, 2008

    I had my doubts, but replaced the coils. . .

    . . . and everything worked! Thanks oldfixer. . .


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Oldfixer was right on the money! I had the same issue (would fire off the first time then just cycle through lighting the igniter, no more fire) - replaced the coils - and she's good as new! Thanks oldfixer

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Still suspect coils they have been known to not pull in on restart especially after a warm up if sensor bad probably wouldn't start first time both coils come in a kit replace both

Posted on May 22, 2008

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