Question about Dryers
Have you tried checking the ignitor in your dryer ? a typical dryer ignitor for a gas dryer usually draws between 3-3.3 ampers if you take and connect a voltage meter or a multimeter around one of the wires going to the ignitor you would be able to see if it is between this range what actually happens if it is lower then 3 is the gas does not ignite in time so your dryer never reaches the tempreture that its trying to maintain what happens inside the dryer is it reaches the factory preset tempreture depending on what make and model you have the high tempreture of a dryer is between 150 and 190 for a hi and 120 -145 for the low inside your unit you also have two relays a hi thermostat relay which shuts off the gas when the tempreture reaches the preset level and a low thermostat relay which turns on the gas in which the ignitor is supposed to kick on and light the gas but if it is to weak it will not and will take alot longer for it to light If you have any further questions please message me back. Also please remember when our chat is concluded to rank how this opinion has helped in your appliance situation Thanks again Rick
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Posted on Dec 31, 2010
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If the flame is shutting of before it reaches the operating temperatures the likely failure is a restricted venting system. There is a high limit thermostat that will cause the flame to shut off if there is a lack of airflow due to a restriction in the vent system. Remove the lint filter screen and clean in with soap and water. The filter may appear clean but it could have a clear film of fabric softener residue covering it causing a restriction in the air flow too. After cleaning the filter reinstall it before running the next test.
For testing purposes only, disconnect the dryer vent hose from the back of the dryer and put a normal load of clothes in the dryer and start the dryer. If the clothes dry in the normal amount of time that would confirm a restriction in the vent hose or the venting system. NOTE: Do not leave the vent hose disconnected after running the test. Reconnect the vent hose.
You will likely find the clothes drying in the normal amount of time indicating a restriction in the venting.
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