BlankHelp, please. Today, the clothes dryer we have (gas unit) isn't
producing any heat. Before I tear the thing apart, does anyone have any
idea what to look for? Sure would appreciate any help before I get into
repairing it. Thanx in advance.
Make? Model#? Approx age?
Some gas dryer helps...
Q - My gas dryer will not heat, what could stop my dryer from heating
A - Things that could stop a gas dryer from heating:
- glow bar igniter ... - coil on the gas valve ... - gas valve ... -
thermostats ... - motor heat switch ... - timer ... - selector switch
... - sensor ... - thermal fuse ...
Appliance Repair Aid
It's a Jenn-Air unit Model JDG2000W and it's about 7 or 8 years old.
Another posting listed three parts (igniter, valve coil, flame sensor) to
look for....any way to check these when the dryer is apart?
"jeff" < email@example.com> wrote in message
Ignitor, gas valve coils and flame sensor can all be ohmed and should
show contiuity....the coils arew bad for working once or twice and
then quiting and not showing continuity....then they cool and show ok
No flame, no ignitor at all,
Inspect ignitor for small burnt spot on dark gray or black part of
ignitor or check for 110 volts to ignitor when dryer should be calling
for heat, or check for continuity with ohm meter.
Gas valve coil kit for newer style dryers. Includes both coils.
Glow bar igniter with wire harness
Sensor for igniter/flame
You can see these parts from links.
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You neglected to say if your burner is igniting or not.
Suddenly this spring my clothes were still damp after running for almost
an hour. Burner was kicking on, but short cycling. Went outside in the
dark to see if it was blowing hot air, and a dazed bird flew into my hand.
I dug the nest out of the vent, cleaned lint that was hanging the flapper
open, and it now works fine.
Another poster had mice (or was it rats) in the vent.
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The exhaust for the hot air is clean...I check that regularly so that's not
the problem, I'm sure. The burner is NOT coming on....checked that last
night....and I tried this at all of the dial setting also.
"David Efflandt" < firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
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