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There are 3 things that will make a gas dryer not ignite. 1. the main controller 2. high limit thermostat, which disconnects power to the igniter if the dryer overheats 3. the electronic or electric igniter. There are 2 types of igniters static that sounds like a ticking noise before it lights and a thermal that glows red hot to ignite the burner. Most dryers will attempt to ignite 3 times and will shut down if the burner does Not ignite to keep unburned gasses from being expelled.
With the front cover off also called the kick pan, look at the burner assembly and you will either see the spark igniter (like a giant spark plug) or the thermal igniter glow red hot. If the igniter does not activate, and the drum is turning, it is either the igniter, or the high limit thermostat stuck in the open position and needs to be replaced.
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This is possible, however it is possible they are missing something simple. I hope you can follow along. 1) Is this a Sealed Combustion Furnace, meaning you cannot get to the burners even after you remove the Door Panels?
2) If yes, is this furnace vented with pvc/plastic piping? 3) If yes, do both pipes go outside? 4) If yes then try this.
1) Turn the main power off to the furnace 2) Remove the Door Panel to the burner section. 3) Turn Furnace back and turn the thermostat all the way up. 4)Look into the burner compartment and tell me if the igniter glows red. If it does and the goes out with the burners not coming on.
5) If you feel comfortable or know of someone that is. 6) Turn the furnace off, remove the panel that conceals the burner compartment.
7) Turn the furnace on, if the igniter glows red and the burners ignite. Your problem is in the venting system. Most likely the intake pipe if it goes outside. It could be plugged or something is blocking it. If the burners do not ignite the next thing to make sure that is happening is that the Exhaust blower is operating and you can feel air outside where the pipe terminates. If you it is but no very strong, then your problem could be the inducer motor or to small of vent pipe.
If you could, send me some information about how it starts up 1) Main blower may come on and shut off, make sure the blower runs in on position 1st then back to Auto position. If it does not, you have another problem.
2) The Exhaust blower should come on next 3) About 17secs. later the igniter should glow red. 4) You will here the gas valve make a click 5) The Burners will ignite 6) The flame sensor rod on the far left hand side of the burner will keep the burner lit. If it is dirty the burners will shutdown. 7)About 90secs. later the main blower will come on.
Does the drum spin when you shut the door and start the dryer if so it wouldn't be a bad door switch. 1st. thing I would check would be the igniter with front kick panel off dryer it's located at the bottom right hand outer side of drum in the burner duct. here's how you check it with door shut start dryer and look for a orange glow from the igniter if no glow it's a bad igniter if it's not the igniter it could be a thermostat or a flame switch check these things if need more help I'll be glad to help.
Hello, if the burners light but do not stay on for more than 10 seconds, I would clean the flame sensor. The flame sensor is a metal rod that is on the opposite side of the Igniter, sometimes it gets coated by oxidation and does not sense the burner flame and shuts the Furnace down. To clean to kill power to tje furnace, remove flame sensor and clean with a steel wool, then reinstall and start Furnce back up. If this does not work then most likely the Igniter is too weak to ignite the gas and will have ro be replaced.
Hello, it is possible that even tnough the ignitor is glowing it might be too weak to ignite the burners. I would cneck the resistance of the ignitor with a multmeter, should be between 40-90 ohms typically
The Thermocouple or Thermopile has failed and needs to be replaced. The Thermocouple is a safety feature that keeps the pilot burning if all operations of the gas valve are safe. If the pilot burns, the burners will light. The Thermocouple shuts off the gas control valve if the pilot goes out.
If you mean hot surface ignition and not spark then look in front of the far burner from the glow plug and clean the rod in front of the burner with a piece of steel wool, the rod is probably dirty and can not sense the flame, so the gas shuts off.
igniter. Does it glow bright orange, then shut off without igniting the
gas? (When the gas ignites there's a large blue flame.) If so, there
may be defective coils on the gas valve. Mounted on the top of modern
gas valves, there are black electrical coils. The coils, when
energized, open the gas valve. If one or more of the coils are
defective, the valve doesn't open and the gas cannot ignite. Because
it's often difficult to properly test the coils, it's usually best to
replace both (all) of them at the same time.
If you have a hot surface igniter (glow coil) it has a secondary purpose after ignition and that is to sense that there is actually flame present. If the HSI is located on one end of the burners look to the other and see if there is a small rod that protrudes in to the flame as well. If so it is part of this flame proving cycle. Take some sand cloth and clean it. This may buy some time but the rod should soon bee replaced.