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My dryer has no heat. is the pilot light out if so where would it be located?

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Gas dryers have an electric igniter, no pilot light. If it runs but doesn't heat, it could be: igniter or thermal fuse

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Hooked up roper dryer and it's propane everything seems to be hooked up right but won't get hot or even heat up. This is first time ever having to use propane. Any idea what it might be or could have...


1.is the pilot light lite burning.
2. if pilot light light is on ,does the blue flame of the pilot light touch and heat up the thermocouple.
the dryer will not turn on the heat if the pilot flame does not touch and heat up the thermocouple.

3 is the dryer plugged in to the electricity.
4. is the dryer actually getting electricity.
If the dryer has electricity and the pilot flame is touching the thermocouple, then try buying and installing a new thermocouple.

****have you purged the air out of the gas lines so that the dryer is actually geting pure propaine and not just air getting pushed ahead of the propaine.

how old is your dryer, if new, warranty service will trouble shoot & repair for free.

you need to tell us more so that we have some facts to work with. vagueness does not cut it.

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Instructions
    • 1 Make sure the home's gas supply valve is turned on. Check your Maytag owner's manual to find the location of the dryer's gas shut-off valve. This is usually behind the dryer's front panel or in the back of the unit. Open the valve to allow gas to flow into the dryer.
    • 2 Open the lower front panel of the dryer to access the pilot light assembly. Press and hold the starter button as you light the pilot with a handheld lighter. If you have trouble getting it to light, release the starter button and wait a few minutes before trying it again. Once the pilot is lit, hold the starter button down for another minute to make sure it will stay burning.

    • 3 Close the dryer's front panel and run a test cycle to see if it is producing heat. Call a repairman to evaluate the problem if lighting the pilot did not restore the heat.

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I have an estate gas dryer and am unable to light the pilot; please help!


An estate dryer would not normally have a standing pilot. It has an electric glow type of ignition. If you're not getting any heat it is most likely the thermal fuse located in the back of the dryer by the outlet. Hope this helps

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I think my pilot light went out, but I need to know how to locate it


Dryers do NOT use a standing pilot lite ..When the unit is turned on and heat is commanded on the gas valve opens and an igniter lite's the gas , then their is a flame sensor to see the flame from the burning gas if no flame is present it shuts the gas back off.. So if you have a no heat concern with your dryer it will be either the igniter, gas coil's or the flame sensor

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more than likely it doesn't have pilot lite. it has has an ignitor if it not heating that may be bad

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How do I relight the pilot light?


Hi,
There is no pilot light on many of the dryers of today. They light with a hot surface ignitor.
Here is a tip that I wrote about dryers and no heat on gas dryers...

http://www.fixya.com/support/r4398592-gas_dryer_not_working_gas_dryer_not

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Dryer pilot light goes on then goes right out. dryer wont heat


Hi there. Soon as the pilot switches off (will still be red hot but fade away rapidly) the gas valve should turn on. (make sure gas supply is on) If valve doesn't turn on, check sensor located very near pilot element.
When the sensor "feels" the heat of the pilot, it switches the pilot off and the gas valve on.
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hi,
1) When this happens, something has interrupted the heat source. Run the dryer for a couple of minutes to see if it gets hot. Be sure you don't have the dial or controls on a non-heat setting, such as "Fluff" or "Wrinkle Control."






 


2) On an electric dryer, this may mean that the circuit breaker or fuse that controls the power has blown; reset or replace this. Be aware that a dryer may have two breakers or fuses. The motor will run when one works, but the heating element requires both.

3) On a gas dryer, recheck the control's setting to be sure it's not on a heat-free setting. Check the gas valve behind the dryer to be sure the gas supply is turned on. Also make sure the house's main gas valve is turned on.

4) Most modern dryers have electronic ignition instead of a pilot light. If yours has electronic ignition and isn't heating, call a qualified repairperson.

On an older dryer, make sure the pilot light is burning. If it isn't, relight it. You can find directions in your owner's manual, and pilot light instructions are often mounted next to the pilot light on the burner, too.


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