Question about Kenmore 63942 Dryer

1 Answer

Kenmore Elite Gas Dryer 7 years Old Mod# 110 72982101

The glow plug fires up the gas on my dryer but it only runs for about 1 min then shuts off.  I've checked the fuse (closed) and thermister (open) that are mounted on the blower.  Suggestions....


Posted by Painfull on

  • Painfull Oct 24, 2007

    The problem was a gas coil.  It wouldn't allow the burner to relight.

  • winniedkm Jul 23, 2008

    kenmore elite gas dryer model3 110729541 dryer runs for about 10 minutes,then shuts off without drying clothes. i,ve cleaned vents and inside dryer without fixing dryer



1 Answer


  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Expert
  • 290 Answers

Make sure your vent duct is not clogged up. If the machine can't breathe properly it will short cycle the burner.

If this is ok, it sounds like the flame sensor has failed. Also, the thermistor should not read open, it should have some resistence. It changes depending on the temp. Open the back of the console and you should have a tech sheet that gives all the readings and diagnostic checks.

Post back to this thread if you need help going through it.

Posted on Oct 23, 2007

  • Anonymous Oct 24, 2007

    Just wanted to follow up on your dryer problem and see what you found out.




Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Sears Gas Drier Mod 76912 14 years old. No heat.Glow coil works.

Hi, If you are having problems with your gas dryer not heatingthe most common problem is that the ignitor goes bad. Even though it glowssometimes it is still not working properly. if you dryer is gas check out this gas no heat tip.... If you have an electric dryer, you can have many differentthings that can go wrong causing the dryer not to heat. check outthis electric no heat tip...



Aug 03, 2011 | Kenmore Dryers

1 Answer

I replaced the thermal fuze in my kenmore gas dryer. Now not only does the dryer not FIRE up, but when I push the button to start the dryer, it will not fire and will shut off shortly after. When I let go...

when you start the dryer does the igniter glow red hot? they crack very easy.If you are sure you put the wires on the fuse the right way,and the igniter is glowing, and you remembered to turn the gas back on,( I've done that ), no kinks in the gas line.The next thing I would look at is the gas vavle, or coils. good luck.

Jan 19, 2011 | Kenmore 400 6942 Dryer

1 Answer

Kenmore elite dryer is not generating heat to dry clothes. The machine is less than 4 years old

Normal 0 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman";} Hi,
If you are having problems with your gas dryer not heating the most common problem is that the ignitor goes bad. Even though it glows sometimes it is still not working properly.

if you dryer is gas check out this gas no heat tip....

If you have an electric dryer, you can have many different things that can go wrong causing the dryer not to heat.

check out this electric no heat tip...


Sep 01, 2010 | Kenmore Elite HE4 Electric Dryer

1 Answer

I have a gas Kenmore Dryer 74202200 and it heats sometimes, moreso when it first comes on. The glow plug works and it clicks and it fires up, but then the fire shuts off and the glow plug comes back on a...

if it runs for the first 15 to 30 minutes and then no heat you have bad gas coils,located on top of the gas valve,when the coils heat up they fail,if you try to start it again after it sits for a long time it will lite again,also you could have a bad gas valve,try tapping the valve to see if it lites,if it does lite while you're tapping on it most likely it will be the valve,let me know what you find and send the model number.good luck

Jul 26, 2010 | Kenmore 63942 Dryer

1 Answer

Kenmore elite gas dryer won't heat

Presuming that you checked the obvious gas flow. It is most likely 1 of 2 problems. Most likely the electric igniter is burn out or cracked. when the unit is turned on it will glow red hot and then tell the gas valve to start the gas flow and then you have fire. BUT 2) if the roll out limiter switch lies to the machine and tells it 'Hey the fire is out of control! Shut off the gas' it will never open the gas valve to start the fire.
IF the igniter is cracked you may not see it. It simply won't work. If the roll out limiter switch is broken you definitely will not see it broken.
Both problems are common. Neither have a way of testing with a multimeter if they are good.
The third and very, very rare is the control console is broken. I would check to see if the glow igniter is working first.

Mar 17, 2010 | Kenmore 62602 Electric Dryer

3 Answers

31 year old dryer the glow plug gloes but the gas will not fire

you will need to change the selinoid coils on top of the gas valve. that should solve your problem.

Oct 07, 2009 | Dryers

1 Answer

Kenmore gas dryer mod.110-73942. burner comes on as normal. After 5-10 minutes running Cycles off, igniter ( new) glows but no burner ign. Also replaced the sensor adjacent the igniter.

The gas valve coil is bad. When the ignitor is glowing the gas valve should open and allow gas in to be ignited. Change the gas valve.

If you need further help, I’m available over the phone at

Aug 05, 2009 | Kenmore 63942 Dryer

1 Answer

On my 4 year old Kenmore elite dryer the ignitor glows and

HI, Check your 4" vent to the outside and make sure it is clean and that it has no kinks.
Any restriction to the outside will cause the dryer to short cycle. All thermostats must have continuity. With the dryer running, remove the lint screen and check to see if there is good air flow by putting your hand in where the filter goes (it is safe). You should feel air rushing past your hand if the vent is clear.
I hope this helps you. Please let me know if I can assist you further.


Apr 14, 2009 | Whirlpool LER5636P Electric Dryer

1 Answer

How to light the pilot light on a Kenmore gas dryer.

no pilot light has glow bar ignition to see if bar glows when start button is pressed should be small plastic cap on bottom of dryer front remove it to ckd for glow and burner operation

Aug 29, 2008 | Kenmore 75962 Gas Dryer

1 Answer

Kenmore elite gas dryer

Does the ignition glow when you start the dryer? if so you have power to gas valve and ignition system. if not you may have an open thermostat or thermalfuse.

If the ignitor just sits there and glows all day, you have other problems, It could be a gas valve, or ignitor sensor.

Jun 04, 2008 | Kenmore Elite HE4 Electric Dryer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Kenmore 63942 Dryer Logo

Related Topics:

259 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Kenmore Dryers Experts


Level 3 Expert

85231 Answers

Ned Halaweh
Ned Halaweh

Level 2 Expert

240 Answers

Brad Brown

Level 3 Expert

18226 Answers

Are you a Kenmore Dryer Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides