Kenmore Series 80 Gas Dryer

Old 09-03-05, 03:01 PM
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Kenmore Series 80 Gas Dryer

I have a Kenmore 80 series dryer. It starts off running ok, Drum turns and gas turns on and heats properly for a few minutes. When temperature gets hot enough, the gas cycles off and does not come back on. The glow igniter contiunes to work to refire but the gas does not come back on. With a tester it appears that I have continuity across all the components on the very back of the dryer. Did not get to the gas valve assembly to test in there. All lint has been cleaned and vacumed from the dryer complete. Any thoughts.

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Hello Steve. Welcome to my Gas Appliances topic and the Do-It-Yourself Web Site.

Remove the exhaust vent entirely from the dryer. Begin to dry a load of clothes and note what happens. If the problem still exists, most likely one of the solenoids on top of the gas valve is defective.

They are sold in pairs and replaced in pairs. You will then need to remove the gas control valve, replace the solenoids and reinstall the gas valve exactly as it presently is. Problem likely to be solved, if the diagnostic to the symptom and the repair is done correctly.

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 quickly provide you with answers to questions & provide additional information on how to resolve the problem.

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Old 09-08-05, 09:27 PM
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Thank you for the tip, I had checked most of the back end sensors and had continuity. Did not go in deep to check the gas valve, but sounds logical. Thanks

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