The igniter on our GE gas dryer develops a hairline crack 2 or 3 times
yearly and has to be replaced: three times by me and once--in the
middle of the sequence--by a service tech. who couldn't find anything
Dryer sits on a concrete floor but doesn't seem to vibrate wildly.
Exhaust seems clear. Any thoughts?
bet the metal piece that holds the ceramic igniter is too tight or it
might have a barb(piece of metal not smooth) that is cracking it when it
heats up...... take off all the electrical wires and make sure they have
a good contact as a weak contact will make more resistance and be a
hotter igniter and will burn out quicker... the service guy should have
know this(i am not a service guy, but it does not take rocket science to
figure this one out)......
Jim has some good ideas, I will add that you need to make sure you do
not touch the part with your fingers. The oil will cause problems.
It is not located in a spot where it would be subject to extreme cold is
email@example.com (Chip Bearden) wrote in message
Cracks can be oil from the fingers during install, vibration, poor
quality ignitors....maybe a short or strong current draw in the gas
valve coils? How is the flame sensor working? The flame sensor should
shut the ignitor off during the heating process, if stuck closed the
ignitor will fail quickly.
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