I replaced the igniter and igniter-bracket in my Hot Point ( GE ) gas
dryer because of bad electrical connection. Before replacing the
igniter would only sporadically glow (unless hit with a wooden
stick). I could tell from my multi-meter the problem was a bad
Now the igniter works fine, but the gas valve never opens, and
eventually the igniter is shut off. Is it possible I damaged another
part during repair?
Any help before my wife starts using the wooden stick on me, would be
I don't know how likely this is, but with the gas stove a year ago, my
friend managed to mount the ignitor so that the gas turned on but the
ignitor didn't light it. He pointed the ignitor in the wrong
direction or used the wrong hole or something. I should not have let
him remove it without checking it first.
BTW the gas valve is quiet when it opens. The only way we could tell
was by the smell, and even that required us to wait a while and
possibly if there is a breeze in the wrong direction, you might not
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