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I have a kenmore 11074632300 when starts off from a cold start the first few times it fires up with the gas and there is no issue. After the dryer heats up a few times it will fail to start again until the dryer is cool. I went to Sears I purchased an Igniter #279311 and a Thermal fuse 3392519 and replaced the both of them. Cleaned it out pretty good (there was an insane amount of lint inside). Before I replaced them it did pretty much the same thing only I am not sure that it started as readily before in the beginning. I stink with a ohm meter so unless there was something I missed or some other idea the wife will be toating the laundry to the laundry mat to dry for the next few weeks.

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  • richardegagn Oct 07, 2010

    I know what a thermo couple is and there is not one there the only thing close is on the side of the igniter there is a sensor when if remmoved the ignitor will stay on until the sensor is braught back close. Again I replaced the ignitor and the thermal fuse but still same issue. The ignitor comes on for a short time 3-5 seconds and shuts off with no flame. Once in a while the flame will come on usually when the unit is cold and first turned on. There is three small heat sensors I will purchase them in the morning and try to replace them if that does not work I will buy a new dryer. Can get a new one for about $400 it costs about $200 for a repair man to come

  • richardegagn Oct 09, 2010

    Ok when all was done it was replacement of burner coils called Sears and went to the web site they sell only the whole burner for $200. I found the Burner coils at a place here near by (Coon Rapids Minnesota called Dey Distribution and got the burner coils for $25 and now the dryer works like new my part number for the coils (comes in a set of two) 279834 I hope that this helps some one!!! They are the tow circular tubes on the top of the burner its self they came off with a phillips driver



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Next time you take the lint filter out to clean it, take it to the sink and pour some water onto it. Some filters, even from new, can have an oily substance on them that can block the mesh. If the water does sit on the mesh, you need to wash it with warm, soapy water to clean it. This allows the air to travel through it more freely and dry more efficiently. If the hot air builds up inside the unit, there is probably some sort of thermal overload detector that will shut the gas off

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  • richardegagn Oct 06, 2010

    I ledt good nswer as you atleast left an answer but that was not it I ran the dryer with the screen out even (the lines are clear) but the problem still persists. It calls for heat I see the igniter glow and then hear a lick and nothing happens the igniter goes out. I can answer anything about cars and trucks but this is a little beyond my realm but usually I get it.

  • Patrick Benson Oct 06, 2010

    most gas appliances have a thing called a "flame probe" it acts like a thermocouple. The idea is that when you light the appliance, the flame probe detects the heat and holds the valve open. If the flame goes out, the probe cools down and shuts off the gas supply. This is a safety feature. If the probe is faulty, or , mis aligned, the gas will not stay on. Sounds like a job for a qualified repairman. Don't play with gas



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