Dryer Doesn't Heat

Old 10-06-03, 07:01 PM
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Lightbulb no heat on my kenmore dryer

Papajumpboots here,
I have a kenmore dryer 70 series and the knob for the heat time i set for 50 minutes , it goes down to 10 minutes but will not shut off nor will it not give any heat ..... I think it is the timer but not sure because of the heat problem can someone help me out ....thank you in advance Papajumpboots
Old 10-06-03, 09:07 PM
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Hello papajumpboots. Welcome to my Gas Appliances topic and our Do-It-Yourself Web Site.

If the timer advances the motor in it is working. That does not mean the internal contacts are working. Which is a possibility why there is no heat but not the most likely reason.

Chances are the hot surface glow ignitor is not working. You well need to open the burner compartment access door and verify if the ignitor is glowing.

If not, it has to be replaced with a new one. Retail appliance parts dealers can also help determine what the most likely possible problem may be. Take will need the make, model and serial numbers.

To remove the coil, turn off the gas first. Unplug the dryer from the electrical wall plug. Then remove the entire gas valve as an assembly. The nut on the gas valve to remove it from the gas supply pipe turns counterclock wise.

Now remove the glow coil from the burner assembly. Take the entire assembled part to the local appliance retail parts store for a replacement coil.

Appliance parts dealers are an excellent source for original replacement parts. Dealers are listed in the phone book under appliances.

Be sure the electrical power to the appliance is turned off, before attempting any repairs.

Read the existing questions on the subject of dryers. Doing so will quickly provide you with a additional information on how to resolve the problem.

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Old 10-06-03, 09:12 PM
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thank you for the quick response I will check it out
Old 10-06-03, 09:37 PM
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oh no

i check the gas pipe on the bottom of the dryer but i did not see any flame does this come on automaticly or should this be on at all times and is the flame noticable and how do you verify if this is the problem .....thanks in advance papajumpboots

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