Question about Dryers
Based on your generic question, I can only provide generic answers that might help you get it going.. First off, are you sure you have gas coming into the dryer? If yes, then when you start a dry cycle... can you see any evidence that the igniter is working( usually an orange glow inside )...If everything appears to be OK.. then you could have a problem with your igniter, over-temp sense switches and on some models.. they have over-temp switches that have a reset button on them ( clever little money maker for the sevice guiys...these dryer manufacturers).. anyway.. those are the most likely candidates that would disable a fire strike and heat. If you could provide specific brand and model number next time.. that would help..
Hope this helps..
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Sep 03, 2011 | Goodman GMS90703BXA Heater
Ok so here is a sequence of the heater lighting and the solution for your problem...
1. Thermostat calls for heat. 2. Draft inducer motor starts. 3. Pressure switch attached by a small plastic or rubber tube senses the negative pressure produced by the draft inducer and closes. 4. Draft inducer runs for 30 seconds to a minute before you hear a gas hissing sound. The ignitor did not glow, the flame sensor (a small metal probe about 1/8" in diameter, with a white porcelain base) does not sense the flame, so after 8 to 10 seconds the hissing sounds stops with no ignition of gas to heat your home. Your furnace shuts down and goes into a lock out condition until you turn your power switch back off and on again. Then the sequence starts all over again with no ignition of the gas. Solution:You probably need to purchase and install a new ignitor. I would suggest that you inspect your ignitor closely for cracks.Make sure you do not touch the ignitor with your bare hands. If you do not visually see a crack, then you could have a furnace control board problem or a limit, rollout switch problem. Please see "limits, rollout switches & furnace control boards" further down on this page. The furnace's control board might not be supplying the voltage to the ignitor. If your furnace lights and the gas stays on for 8 to 10 seconds, then shuts right back off, then you need to clean your flame sensor with light sand paper or steel wool. You might need a new flame sensor, but most of the time they can be cleaned an will work well after cleaning. Please see the pictures below to help you identify a flame sensor.
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