Dryer Not Heating

Old 01-30-04, 03:21 PM
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I would greatly appreciate any help with my Kenmore gas dryer/Model No.110.70702990/Serial No. MKO818 468. From one day to the next it stopped drying my clothews. I tossed in my bl anket in the late evening & set timer. The next morning it was still running but the blanket was wet. I tried again the timer (knob) in the morning. The timer does advance ut there is still no heat. Is this repairable by a non professional? I am on a tight budget & hope it can be fixed by myself.
Thanks Vivian
Old 01-30-04, 05:01 PM
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Hello: Vivian. Welcome into my Gas Appliances topic.

Chances are the hot surface glow ignitor isn't working. Most likely it is burned out. Set the controls to dry high heat and note if the glowing coil does in fact glow. If not, it needs to be replaced.

Open the burner access door and then turn the dryer on. Watch inside the burner compartment for the glow coil to light up and glow.

If all the controls are set correctly on the front control panel and the dryer is running but the glow coil fails to glow, you located the defective part. The glow coil will need to be replaced.

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.

There will be small sheet metal screws used to secure the plate to which the burner assembly parts are attached to. The plate holds the entire assembly and is attached to the bottom of the dryers cabinet.

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

Glow ignitors are fragile & they break easily. Handle and install the new ignitor carefully. Glow ignitors are a non returnable and non refundable electric componet.

Be advise that some new replacement ignitors do not come with quick disconnect ends. In this case, it's okay to cut off the quick disconnect from the old ignitor and attach it to the new ignitor.

Simple clip off the wires several inches above the disconnect on the old ignitor, attach to the wires of the new ignitor and wire nut the two ends together.

Repeat the process to attach the other set of wires and wire nut them together. There is no postive nor negative {polarity} to be concerned with.

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

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