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Kenmore gas dryer model 110 72972101 spins but no heat....replaced ignitor cant hear gas valve flame

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If you hear a loud click after the motor starts, replace gas coils. If no click after motor starts, replace thermal fuse.


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Did you replace the two solenoids atop of the ignitor? they go bad too

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I have a Kenmore gas dryer Model 74812200. It is no longer heating up. When I turn it on, I hear a clicking sound for about 30 seconds then it goes off. Then about a minute later I hear the clicking sound...

You would not hear the click if the ignitor was bad. It won't click until the flame sensor get heated up by the ignitor. So that tells me the thermal fuse ain't melted. I would say them coils on the gas valve are the problem. themobilian_2943.jpg

Aug 30, 2011 | Kenmore 74812 Gas Dryer

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I have a 7yo Kenmore Elite gas dryer w/no heat. I tested all the possible culprits with my ohmmeter. I found the ignitor was not glowing so I replaced it. Now it glows but I still have no heat

The glowing if the ignitor indicates that the circuitry is good but the flame/radiant sensor is bad and/or one or both of the gas valve solenoid coils are not working. The flame/radiant sensor bypasses one the solenoid coils then when power is applied to the ignition circuit, the first coil opens the first valve, the ignitor glows and the flame/radiant sensor gets heated. It's contacts then opens when heated enough to unbypass the second coil and allow the gas to flow and be ignited.

Make sure the flame/radiant sensor is properly in place and aligned with the ignitor to allow proper heat sensing. You may check the continuity between the sensor's contact terminals as the ignitor glows. At first, the terminals should read close (zero resistance) and then open (infinite resistance) after about 30 seconds or so. If this is not the case, the sensor is not working and must be replaced.

The solenoid coils, one with 2 prongs and the other has 3, sitting on top of the gas valves must be both replaced if the flame/radiant sensor turns out good. But before doing so, make sure to run a test with the dryer completely assembled because sometimes the gas do not ignite when the dryer's cabinet is open. This is to prevent unnecessary replacement of the coils.

Feel free to update us about the result and if you need further advice.

Jun 17, 2011 | Kenmore Dryers

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Dryer turns on, spins, blows air, no flame/heat. Checked voltage at the ignitor and found it to be "0". what should I check next.

your ignitor is bad its not pulling enough amps to open the valve. take it off pick up a new one at your local supply house that sells appliance parts.

Dec 17, 2010 | Kenmore 73952 Gas Dryer

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Our dryer is turning but no heat what is the first to go on dryers model#pyg2300aww thanks

first,check and see if the ignitor glows,if not it probably is burned out,then if it glows,but wont start check the flame sensor eye for dirt so it cant sense the flame,if this isnt the problem,then check the gas valve coils on the gas valve,they get weak and cant keep the valve open to supply gas to the dryer

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Kenmore gas dryer 110.97278100 won't heat

there's a thermal fuse that usually is the problem. when you push the start button; listen for 2 clicks. The motor centrifugal switch & than the coil on your valve. If you only hear 1 click, replace t-fuse. if you hear 2 clicks than ck for problems in the flate sensor,ignitor,gas valve

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Dryer spins, but no heat is generated. The dryer model number is 110.76662500

This could be one of the following:

* Defective ignitor. Suspected when ignitor fails to glow at all. Confirm by testing for 120v at the ignitor terminals. If present, ignitor is bad. Otherwise, suspect the flame sensor.

* Failed gas valve or holding valve coil. Run ohms check on each valve. May also need to actuate each valve with a test cord since that may only fail after being actuated a couple of times.

* One of the thermostats are open. Run continuity check.

* Bad flame sensor. If flame fails to ignite at all and the ignitor does is not getting 120v, suspect the flame sensor.

If you are not comfortable performing these checks, call in a repair person to check these components.
Hope this helps.

Sep 08, 2009 | Kenmore Dryers

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Flame does not cycle on Gas Dryer

This problem is caused by faulty gas valve coils. These electrical coils are right above the gas valves and when energized, these solenoids open the gas valves. It is recommended that if any of the gas valve coils are suspected of fault, that they both (all) be changed at once. Hope this helped and best wishes.

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Replace the gas valve coils if the ignitor glows but does not light. Replace the flame sensor if the ignitor does not glow.

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Luke Check the flame sensor

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Kenmore 73501 Model No. 11097350100

it could be your gas dryer ignitor, flame sensor or gas you smell gas? can you see the ignitor glow? if you can answer these questions I can help. Thanks

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