Dryer Does Not Heat

Old 01-08-03, 06:25 AM
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Gas Dryer Repair

My 7 yr old Kenmore gas dryer does not heat up. There is no click or anything and will tumble forever on time dry. The thermostat had been changed about 2 yrs ago. What should I be looking at the fix the problem?
Old 01-08-03, 09:11 PM
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Glow Coil, Solenoids and or Gas Valve

Hello mm. Welcome to my Gas Appliances forum and our Do-It-Yourself Web Site.

The ignitor is the most likely cause of the problem. As a first attempt to determine what may be causing the problem is to note if the glow coil hot surface ignitor is glowing. If not, it must be replaced.

Be sure all selections on the control panel are correct before attempting repairs. Also be sure the electrically power is turned off or the plug is pulled out of the wall socket.

There are many questions within this forum topic pertaining to gas dryers which doe not heat or get hot. etc. Reading those questions will provide you with all the possible problems. Within them are the possible solutions and correctional methods.

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Read the manufacturers online web site for product information, problem possibilities, causes and solving methods, part locations, disassembly, reassembly methods, repair procedures and instructions, pictorials and schematics, all or part of which may be available online.

Retail appliance parts dealers can also help determine what the possible problem may be. Bring the make, model and serial numbers. Appliance parts dealers are an excellent source for original replacement parts.

Dealers can perform tests and stock replacement parts for all appliances. Parts dealers are listed in the phone book under appliances.

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