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Clothes take too long to dry. Vent and filters cleaned. Gas flame keeps going off and then on again but never really gets hot

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  • sjones942 Jan 02, 2011

    I can observe the igniter get hot and then the gas will will flow, but after about 1 minute the gas will shut off. I am guessing it must be one of the thermostats.

  • sjones942 Jan 02, 2011

    It draws 2.7 when glowing. Then .03 once the gas starts burning.

  • sjones942 Jan 05, 2011

    Problem solved

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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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    Rick Ead Jan 02, 2011

    did you do the ampere test to the ignitor if the ignitor was drawing 2-2.9 you would still see the bar get red you have to be able to do the actual test or call a technician if you are unable Thanks again Rick

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    Rick Ead Jan 02, 2011

    replace the ignitor

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    Rick Ead Jan 02, 2011

    also please remember to rank how this opinion has helped 4 thumbs up are what i personally try for on all chats thanks again Rick

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    hello could you please rank this chat with 4 thumbs up i try to acheive 4 thumbs for all chats Thanks again Rick and Happy New Year

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