Kenmore Series 90 gas dryer NO HEAT


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Old 07-21-05, 10:54 AM
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Exclamation Kenmore Series 90 gas dryer NO HEAT

I have a Kenmore Series 90 gas dryer that won't heat. It runs ok just no heat. What suggestions do you have? Obviously I checked the gas line and all is well.

Thank you for any advice.

Mike
 
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Old 07-21-05, 06:03 PM
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Hello Mike. Welcome to my Gas Appliances topic and the Do-It-Yourself Web Site.

If all the selections are set correctly, not in air fluff or no heat dry, chances are the hot surface glow ignitor is burned out. If so, it will need to be replaced.

Plenty of help and info here: http://forum.doityourself.com/showthread.php?t=159481

Read a few of the existing dryer questions in this forum topic for additional information too.

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Old 07-22-05, 10:47 AM
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It does not appear to be the ignitor. I replaced no change. What else might it be? The ignitor is not getting red. Thanks for your help!

Mike



Originally Posted by Sharp Advice
Hello Mike. Welcome to my Gas Appliances topic and the Do-It-Yourself Web Site.

If all the selections are set correctly, not in air fluff or no heat dry, chances are the hot surface glow ignitor is burned out. If so, it will need to be replaced.

Plenty of help and info here: http://forum.doityourself.com/showthread.php?t=159481

Read a few of the existing dryer questions in this forum topic for additional information too.

Sears Appliance Parts & Repair:
Sears Home Page:
http://www.sears.com

Sears Search By Model Number Page:
http://www3.sears.com

Whirlpool's Home Web Site: (Also makes appliances for Sears)
http://www.whirlpool.com
 
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Old 07-22-05, 08:52 PM
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check the thermal fuse on the back--like this

http://www.pcappliancerepair.com/cgi...2519&brand=WPL

If it is the prob find out why it blew=check all the venting
 
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Old 07-23-05, 04:24 PM
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Thumbs up That was it...I knew it would be my last try!

Thanks so much for the help!

Have a great weekend!

Mike in St. Louis
 
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Old 09-08-07, 03:22 PM
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Unhappy Replaced Thermal Fuse, No Change

Originally Posted by joneq
check the thermal fuse on the back--like this

...

If it is the prob find out why it blew. check all the venting
Hi,

I've got the same problem with my Kenmore Series 90 gas Dryer -- no heat at all. After a bunch of research (including this thread) I replaced the thermal fuse, but I'm still not seeing any glow/ignition. I'm also not smelling gas, so that leads me to think it's something else. I've been running the dryer (to test) with the front lower panel open and a wet towel in the bin. Any thoughts on where to check next?

In a related thought, I can't find anywhere that tells me where the igniter is on this model or a part number for it. It's nowhere on the part lists on Sears' site.

Thanks!

--Steve Ivy
Gilbert, AZ
 
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Hello Steve Ivy. Welcome to the Gas Appliances topic and the Do-It-Yourself Web Site.

The glow igniter is located on the burner at the end of the burner tube. The burner tube is part of the gas valve assembly, which may be located in back of the drum, not easily visible in the front when the front lower panel is removed.

The HSI (Hot Surface Igniter) will have a white ceramic body with a gray colored igniter surface. Igniter surface is spiral in shape and protected by a metal housing cover.

That part (HSI) is suppose to be glowing. If it is not glowing then either that part (HSI) is burned out or one of the two solenoids on top of the gas valve body is burned out.

Solenoids are both sold and replaced in pairs. Replacing them is required and the instructions are in many threads already posted and in the dryer sticky note. The most likely problems for a dryer that does not heat is in that sticky note.

The problem with your machine is not likely a result of the thermal fuse, thermostat, timer etc. At this point in the diagnostics, the cause is more likely to be what is mentioned above. Read that sticky note too.

Retail appliance parts dealers can also help determine what the most likely possible problem may be. They will need the make, model and serial numbers. Appliance parts dealers are an excellent source for original replacement parts and problem resolving matters. Dealers are listed in the phone book under appliances.

Be sure the electrical power to the appliance is turned off, before attempting any repairs or services. Always check for gas leaks whenever moving the appliance and/or a service or repair includes any connection of a gas part.

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

Kindly use the reply button to post all replies, to add additional information or ask additional questions when replies are posted. Using this method moves and/or keeps the topic back up to the top of the list of questions automatically and keeps all content on the same subject within one thread.

I will likely split this thread up, so your question will not be part of and older thread. Rather a question all of it's own.

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