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Old 10-20-2009, 09:06 PM   #31
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Help!!! My wife wants to buy a new washer and dryer


The first thing I think you need to do is check for continuity across the igniter because it is the most likely thing to cause this. I don’t know the exact ohms reading but if it is not open it is more than likely ok. But of course if it is open replace it.

The next thing I would do is run the dryer with the drum out to view the gas valve. To do this you will have to keep the wires to the door switch intact. Also this model may have a belt tension switch, which will have to be pressed for the dryer to start.

What should happen is the igniter should glow red for a few seconds and then cut off and the flame should ignite.

If the igniter doesn’t glow then I would check the thermostats.

If the igniter does glow but doesn’t cut out after sometime (I don’t know the exact time 30 seconds maybe) I would replace the flame sensor (heat detector as some people call it).

If the igniter glows and cuts off but the flame doesn’t iginite more than likely the coils on the gas valve are bad.

If you uncomfortable running the dryer with the drum out you can check the coils with an ohmmeter but it is unreliable because sometimes they check ok ohms wise but still don’t work. Again I don’t know the exact ohms right off. But you won’t be able to check the flame sensor without doing this.

Hope this helps!!

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Old 10-21-2009, 11:11 AM   #32
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Glad you showed up "applianceman". I really should not be commenting on gas appliances because I don't know sqaut about them. Full electric, I am more comfortable with.

As a matter of fact, I can say I have never seen a gas dryer in my life. (that I know of).
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Old 10-21-2009, 04:23 PM   #33
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I may have been too late his wife probably brought a new one.

It would be a shame it could probably be repaired for less than 50 bucks!
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Old 10-22-2009, 10:44 AM   #34
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I may have been too late his wife probably brought a new one.

It would be a shame it could probably be repaired for less than 50 bucks!
Yes, It looks like hes gone to the store.
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Old 10-22-2009, 06:33 PM   #35
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Hey guys its a happy ending.

I bought a new ignitor for $50 and it works. Thank you for your help
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Old 10-22-2009, 07:39 PM   #36
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Hey guys its a happy ending.

I bought a new ignitor for $50 and it works. Thank you for your help
That is a happy ending. You could have come out of this 15 to 20 times that much $$$.

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