Question about Dryers
the most common problem with gas dryers is the hot surface igniter. It could also be a thermal limit or thermal fuse but since you say the vent is clear I lean toward the igniter. It is located next to the burner and is a ceramic looking piece. Normally it glow bright red when working. Be careful with a new one they are very fragile. you can goto - http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/index.action - to find a parts breakdown and order parts. Good Luck
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: No heat from dryer
It is most likely the heating element. If you would like to access the element, just take the 3 screws out of the bottom of the kick plate below the door and you will see the element in a canister. There should be a screw on the side of the canister that holds the element in. Remove this screw and pull wires off the element, after you have noted where the wires to the element are properly placed. Then proceed to pull the element straight out of the canister. Inspect the wire coils for breakage, If you find a broken coil wire, replace the element. If you do not find a broken coil wire then proceed to checking the high limit cut off thermals located on the side of the canister for continuity. If you find one of the thermals not to have continuity, replace both thermals. They come in a package together as one kit. Hope this helps. Dave
Posted on Apr 02, 2009
if its brand new,
anmd its gas, well then more than likely it was dropped, when it was dropped the graphite ignitor craked or broke due to shock impact,
i delivered units for 5 years and saw this numerous times.
I would tell you to fix it your self, but its brand new, if the company you bought it from has service they should give you a free service call and part
Posted on Oct 21, 2009
Testimonial: "milten 1, you nailed it. The store sent a service tech out today and sure enough, the top of the ignitor was broken off. Thanks!!"
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