GE Gas Dryer Not Heating

I bought this dryer new 20 years ago and it's been unbelievably good ever since. Tonight, I threw a normal load of clothes in. It's turning and air blowing like normal, but not heating. Tried changing the settings and no change. I'll call GE in the morning, but thought maybe someone has had this happen and what to check. Gas is on and connected. No gas leaks. Filter is clear and nothing blocking the vent.
GE Model DDG8589RDMWW. Mfd 1994-95
Thanks, fellow home repairers!!
OT PS - I'm pulling for the Texas Rangers this year. They have never won the Series since they were formed in 1961 as the second version of the Washington Senators in 1961.
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On 10/5/2015 12:59 AM, Snuffy "Hub Cap" McKinney wrote:

Tonight, I threw a normal load of clothes in. It's turning and air blowing like normal, but not heating. Tried changing the settings and no change. I'll call GE in the morning, but thought maybe someone has had this happen and what to check. Gas is on and connected. No gas leaks. Filter is clear and nothing blocking the vent.

Dryers contain "thermal cut outs" which are known to go bad. I've replaced several, over the years. Please call a local appliance repair company, not Generally Expensive.
The cut outs, typically two or three are used, on the drum and one near the blower in the back. They are sold in set of two or three, and it's wise to replace all of them while you have the machine apart.
Please check the vent hose, might be clogged.
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On Monday, October 5, 2015 at 7:36:31 AM UTC-4, Stormin Mormon wrote:

some dryers have a small hole you can look in from the outside and see the ignitor glow, then the flame begin.
my bet is a igniter failure
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On 10/5/2015 9:33 AM, bob haller wrote:

I look forward to hearing. Also will report what is found with Mom's dryer.
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On Monday, October 5, 2015 at 12:59:48 AM UTC-4, Snuffy "Hub Cap" McKinney wrote:

ir blowing like normal, but not heating. Tried changing the settings and n o change. I'll call GE in the morning, but thought maybe someone has had this happen and what to check. Gas is on and connected. No gas leaks. Filter is clear and nothing blocking the vent.

hington Senators in 1961.
ignitor may have failed.
given the poor qualityof new appliances, your better off fixing it if you c an......
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On 10/5/2015 8:52 AM, bob haller wrote:

My Mom's gas drier died recently. I'd forgot about hot surface ignitors. Have to check that when I look at the device. My first thought was thermal cut outs.
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On Monday, October 5, 2015 at 12:59:48 AM UTC-4, Snuffy "Hub Cap" McKinney wrote:

ir blowing like normal, but not heating. Tried changing the settings and n o change. I'll call GE in the morning, but thought maybe someone has had this happen and what to check. Gas is on and connected. No gas leaks. Filter is clear and nothing blocking the vent.

Gas dryers may not produce heat for various reasons. The most common problems include:
Gas valve solenoids Thermal fuse High Limit Thermostat
After that it can be the igniter, the gas valve itself, etc.
repairclinic.com has lots of model-specific trouble shooting tips and videos. I recently repaired my Estate gas dryer by following the tips found at that site. All it took was a multi-meter to test various component s based on the symptoms.
In the past I have found the gas valve solenoids to be bad. A cheap and easy repair. This time it was the Thermal Fuse that was open. As per the tips at the website, it is a good idea to replace the High Limit Thermostat if the Thermal Fuse blows even if the HLT tests OK. The reason for this is that the Thermal Fuse (which is basically the last line of defense) may hav e blown because the HLT didn't cut out when it should have, even though it tests OK when cool. Continuity when cool is required for the dryer to heat, but if it doesn't cut out when the dryer gets too hot, the Thermal Fuse wil l blow and you'll never get heat again.
There are ways to test the HLT cut off function using an electric fry pan and/or heat gun, but the price of a new one, it is just as easy to replace it.
The prices at repairclinic.com may be a few pennies more than other on-line sources, but I purchase from them because they provide the videos and tips that allow me to fix my dryer. They deserve the business.
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On Sun, 4 Oct 2015 21:59:38 -0700, "Snuffy \"Hub Cap\" McKinney"

I have a 20 yearish old GE but it's electric. It stopped heating and the problem was the circuit board. You could see on the board where one of the "things" that looked like a diode had overheated. New board was $100. Mine was a "series 90" as I recall. So you might pop the control panel and take a peak at the electric board and see if it looks like it's got fried spots. Along with the new board was some slight revision to the wiring.
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turning and air blowing like normal, but not heating. Tried changing the settings and no change. I'll call GE in the morning, but thought maybe someone has had this happen and what to check. Gas is on and connected. No gas leaks. Filter is clear and nothing blocking the vent.

the Washington Senators in 1961.

Thanks, will take a look. I had a dead computer in an Eclipse awhile back and it was going to be several hundred dollars by the time everyone was paid. So before they ordered it, I took it home and the circuit board had that burned capacitor smell. Found one clearly burned and 2 others just like it not burned. I researched it online and found a report that those particular capacitors were rated for too low a temperature, so I replaced all three with a higher temp range. Less than $2 total and fixed the problem.
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On Mon, 5 Oct 2015 22:54:13 -0700, "Snuffy \"Hub Cap\" McKinney"

After I bought the new board for my dryer I found some stuff online where people had fixed their boards by replacing the burned components, which I think were diodes. Don't know if that would have been a long term fix since it didn't address the wiring changes that went with the new board.
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in message I bought this dryer new 20 years ago and it's been unbelievably good ever since. Tonight, I threw a normal load of clothes in. It's turning and air blowing like normal, but not heating. Tried changing the settings and no change. I'll call GE in the morning, but thought maybe someone has had this happen and what to check. Gas is on and connected. No gas leaks. Filter is clear and nothing blocking the vent.
GE Model DDG8589RDMWW. Mfd 1994-95
Thanks, fellow home repairers!!
OT PS - I'm pulling for the Texas Rangers this year. They have never won the Series since they were formed in 1961 as the second version of the Washington Senators in 1961.
= Looks like this site has all the parts and prices seem reasonable. http://www.repairclinic.com/Shop-For-Parts/a8b3d48988/Model-DDG8589RDMWW- GE-Dryer-Parts
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On Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at 1:58:58 AM UTC-4, Snuffy "Hub Cap" McKinney wrote:

ir blowing like normal, but not heating. Tried changing the settings and n o change. I'll call GE in the morning, but thought maybe someone has had this happen and what to check. Gas is on and connected. No gas leaks. Filter is clear and nothing blocking the vent.

hington Senators in 1961.

Why does that sound so familiar? Oh, maybe it's because I suggested that si te within hours of your original post. Take a look 4 posts up thread...
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On 10/7/2015 10:37 PM, DerbyDad03 wrote:

I did get to Mom's house to check the dryer, yesterday. Maytag, fortunately. Good brand.
HSI glows, about 5 1/4 amps. Check the two limit switches I could see, both had continuity. One of the three coils on the gas valve was open circuit. Called for prices, then went to get a set of three coils. Replace the one that was open. Leave the other two where I could find them, on a shelf near by. Dryer works, again.
BTW, this was laproscopic repair, all working through the access hatch at the lower right front of the dryer. Did not have to take the cabinet apart.
Mom is pleased.
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On 10/7/2015 10:37 PM, DerbyDad03 wrote:

I like the repair clinic web site. Fortunately, there is a parts house within driving distance of me.
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turning and air blowing like normal, but not heating. Tried changing the settings and no change. I'll call GE in the morning, but thought maybe someone has had this happen and what to check. Gas is on and connected. No gas leaks. Filter is clear and nothing blocking the vent.

the Washington Senators in 1961.

GE-Dryer-Parts
- Why does that sound so familiar? Oh, maybe it's because I suggested that site within hours of your original post. Take a look 4 posts up thread...
Yep, you da man, DD! Thanks a lot.
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in message I bought this dryer new 20 years ago and it's been unbelievably good ever since. Tonight, I threw a normal load of clothes in. It's turning and air blowing like normal, but not heating. Tried changing the settings and no change. I'll call GE in the morning, but thought maybe someone has had this happen and what to check. Gas is on and connected. No gas leaks. Filter is clear and nothing blocking the vent.
GE Model DDG8589RDMWW. Mfd 1994-95
Thanks, fellow home repairers!!
OT PS - I'm pulling for the Texas Rangers this year. They have never won the Series since they were formed in 1961 as the second version of the Washington Senators in 1961.
== Not this particular until, sears has some good step-by-step procedures with photos. Just posting for any other poor sap with this problem...
For example, How to Install a Dryer Gas Valve Coil Kit....
http://www.searspartsdirect.com/ge/dryer/model-ddg8589rdmww-repair/015120 0/repair-guide/dryer/how-to-replace-a-dryer-gas-valve-coil-kit.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tL5tH_hhvPk

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