Question about Estate TGDS840JQ Gas Dryer
When the dryer is turned on the flame ignites and stays on for approximately 5 minutes, after the 5 minutes the flame turns off and doesn't turn back on so it only blows cold air, which in turn the clothes don't dry even after 140 minutes of the dryer running. I have cleaned the duct and the inside of the dryer thoroughly so there isn't anything blocking the air flow. I'm assuming that it is one of the thermostats but I'm not sure.
Does nayone have a pic on where these parts are i have the back removed but im staring at it blankly and i dont want to start ripping parts off (i love to do that though) so anyone with a pic or good explanantion would help thx
Posted on Oct 17, 2008
I have the same exact model dryer and it is doing the same thing, in addition the timer does not move at all in the auto position, the dryer will run indefinitely unless you shut it down manually, heating is also sporadic.. would it be the thermostat or the coils we use our dryer daily also.. Thanks
Posted on Jan 08, 2008
Went through the electrical system with a local repair shop (on the phone). They were very willing to think this problem through with me.
Turns out that there was a fuse blown on the back of the machine. I removed each fuse and tested them with a meter. (You cannot test fuses that are connected into a circuit.) The blown fuse was only a few dollars and I got it from the guys that helped me out.
Check your fuses! If they are blown; then they are doing exactly what they are designed for . . . preventing an overload and possibly a fire.
All is well with our dryer, now!
Posted on Jan 09, 2008
Sounds like weak selonid on gas valve
Posted on Nov 04, 2007
There is a way to test the coils/solenoids, but it's time consuming. To but both parts cost twenty dollars or less if you buy the combination pack. They were easy to replace and I haven't had a problem since.
Posted on Jan 10, 2008
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