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My dryer doesn't get hot what makes ignites the pilot when the dryer cycle statrs?

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If your unit is a gas dryer then it would be the ignitor that ignites the flame on the inside if you have a multimeter you can set the meter to do an amperes test on the wires that go to the ignitor it should be drawing between 3-3.3 amps any less then this would constitute a weak or faulty ignitor here is a video of how to test the ignitor http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iK9q6K7iIrQ if you have any further questions message me back and please remember to rank how this opinion has helped it allows me to help others in similar situations Thanks Rick

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Either an ignitor bar or glow coil,you should be able to watch this get red/orange with the top open,its just inside the burner tube

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Dryer hot at first and then stay cold


Sounds like the thermocouple needs replaced. When ever the couple doesn't make enough electricity the gas valve is shut down automatically. Sounds like your thermocouple is right at the threshold of minimum voltage and doesn't generate enough voltage to keep valve open.

If not that try YouTube for some good diagnostic videos:
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My whirlpool dryer comes on and runs good but it wont get hot can you tell me whats the problem


Hello there and welcome to fixya there are several things that could make this dryer not heat up
Here are the most common things

Thermal Fuse

If the dryer doesn\'t heat, but the drum
turns, check the thermal fuse(s). The thermal fuse protects the dryer
from overheating and helps to prevent fires. If the thermal fuse is
blown, it will have to be replaced.




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Gas Valve Solenoid

The gas valve has two or more electric
solenoids which open the valve to let the gas flow into the burner
assembly. If the dryer doesn\'t heat one or more of the solenoids may be
defective. If the igniter glows for 90 seconds but the burner flame
doesn\'t light, replace these coils as a set.


Dryer Igniter


If the dryer doesn\'t heat, the igniter might
be burned out. Check the igniter for continuity with an ohm meter. Dryer
igniters burn out over time, similar to a light bulb.


Heating Element

The heating element on an electric dryer can
burn out over time. If the dryer doesn\'t heat, the element should be
checked for continuity. The heating element cannot be repaired and must
be replaced if defective.


Heating Element Assembly

the heating element assembly on an electric
dryer can burn out over time. If the dryer doesn\'t heat, the element
assembly should be checked for continuity. The heating element assembly
cannot be repaired and must be replaced if defective.

Flame Sensor



Gas dryers have a flame sensor to detect the
heat given off by the flame. If the dryer doesn\'t heat, the flame sensor
might be defective. Check the flame sensor for continuity. This is not
as common as a burned out igniter or thermal fuse.


High Limit Thermostat


Although not common, if the dryer doesn\'t
heat the high limit thermostat can be defective. It can be checked for
continuity. If the thermostat is "open" the dryer doesn\'t heat.


Cycling Thermostat




The cycling thermostat regulates the
temperature of the air in the dryer. If the dryer doesn\'t heat it may be
caused by a defective cycling thermostat. This is not common.


Main Control Board

The main control board is normally not at
fault when the dryer doesn\'t heat. Check all of the other components in
this troubleshooting guide before replacing the main control board. The
main control board cannot be tested easily and must be replaced if it is
defective.


Timer
The timer is normally not at fault if the
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Dryer Runs But wont dry


The first place to check should be the hot surface igniter. You should be able to inspect the hot surface igniter with a flashlight after you have removed the bottom front panel. If there are any white spots or complete break-offs in the igniter than it should be replaced.
If the igniter seems to be functional then it may be the thermostat that needs to be replaced.

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GE DRYER DDG7288- Not getting hot. No flame. Is there normally pilot flame? How is ignition reached?


There is not a pilot flame. These dryers use a glow bar igniter. As they heat up, there resistance to electricity changes, which in turn causes the amperage use to change. When the amperage use reaches a certain level, the gas valve opens and the gas ignites when it contacts the orange hot igniter. (30 to 90 seconds or so) Then, if the flame sensor detects a flame, you are good to go. If not, gas is shut down. Make sure you have a good strong flow of air out the outside vent pipe. If so, the igniter is the most likely culprit. It is located at the begining of the cumbustion chamber, about six inches or so from the gas valve.

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Is ther a pilot light my roper rgs7648kq2 dryer is not heating up what could the problem be


All modern gas dryers use a hot surface igniton system(very old dryers had pilots). There could be a problem with the igniter,gas valve, ect. If you remove the bottom cover panel or inspection cap you can check to see if the hot surface igniter starts to glow when dryer is intially started. Just because the igniter does not glow does not mean that the igniter is the problem. There are two gas valves that work in conjunction with the ignition system as a safety(one could be defective). Also make sure that the gas connector at the back of the dryer is not restricted(kinked) and the gas line valve did not get shut off some how.

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How do you light pilot light?


Dryer does not have pilot light.  There is an ignitor that glows when the dryer is started and lights the flame when the gas begins to flow.  With the front of the dryer off start it up and look for the glow. when it glows hot enough (or on a newer model it might be a spark) the gas should ignite.  When the flame sensor sees that the gas is ignited it shuts off the ignitor and keeps the gas valve open until the temperature sensor gets high and shuts it off.  When the temp sensor cools down the cycle repeats.
If no glow or spark-->bad ignitor If no gas flow-->bad flame sensor or bad gas valve coil If gas comes on and goes off quickly-->lint filter and/or vent pipe or outlet may be clogged or bad flame sensor.

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How do I light the ignite pilot light


Most new dryers don't actually have pilot lights. They use an electric heater that turns red hot, and ignites the gas at the right time. If your trying to light the pilot light (which probably doesn't exist) because the gas isnt being ignited,,, its possible that the electric igniter needs to be replaced.

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Dryer doesn t get hot


it is going to be either the igniter for the gas or the heating element
you probably have an electric igniter. it is not igniting the gas to make the dryer heat i would definantly start with that

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Pilot


according to the model number its an electric dryer so the is no pilot. todays GAS dryers do not have pilots anyway. there is a globar that heats up and then the gas comes on, passing over the hot globar causing the gas to ignite

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