My Amana gas dryer stopped heating, and I could see the igniter wasn't
glowing. This happened a few years ago, and turned out to be a solenoid
coil, so I just went and bought the replacements and installed them.
Unfortunately, that doesn't seem to be the problem this time. The igniter
element has continuity, so that doesn't appear to be the problem (or is that
Anyway, I switched my meter to AC voltage, and stuck the leads into the
connector for the igniter element. When I started the dryer, the voltage
jumped up to 28 volts.
My main question is this: when things are working correctly, should that
voltage to the igniter element be 120 volts?
If 28 volts is the correct amount, then I would assume the igniter is the
problem, even though it has continuity. If 28 volts is too low, is it an
indication of what part I should look at?
Thanks very much for any advice you can give.