I have a three year old gas Amana Clothes dryer that won't stay lit.
The ignitor will glow and it will ignite and heat for 15 seconds. It
then goes off and restarts a few seconds later, but only stays lit for
10 seconds. It goes through this cycle one more time, but only stays
lit for 5 seconds (all times are approximate). After that it will glow
but not light unless I let it set off for several minutes. I replaced
the infrared (or temp sensor) next to the ignitor and the photocell (I
think) at the top of the burn tube, but no luck. It just glows, I hear
a click and it goes off. Occasionally I will hear a vibration from
around the coils when lighting. Do I need to replace the coil kit? I
have good exhaust and the dryer will run forever going through these
cycles. Any help would be appreciated.
firstname.lastname@example.org (John Ch) wrote in message
The coils on the gas valve are bad for working once or twice and then
failing ( they can be ohmed with an ohm meter )....but carefull of
that noise/vibration you hear....a sticky/broken pin or spring in the
gas valve will also work/fail intermittantly and often a buzzing is
noticed from the valve itself = new gas valve.
*Some* common gas trouble makers are talked about from link below...
Model# helps if needed.
Do make sure!!
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