GAS Dryer is not heating??


Old 10-17-05, 03:06 PM
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GAS Dryer is not heating??

My gas dryer is not drying the clothes because it is not heating up. It starts and it will spin but not heat even though it is set to high temp. not sure what should I check first. Is there a poilet that I need to turn on?? could I fix this my self or I should call some one?
Old 10-18-05, 07:29 AM
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Defective Hot Surface Igntior

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

If you are handy with small tools and meachanically inclined, replace the hot surface (HSI) glow ignitor as the first attempt to correct the condition. Most likely cause of the problem. Ignitor located inside the bottom cabinet of the machine.

Read almost any or all of the existing question on dryers that do not heat or almost any dryer question.

Most existing questions on dryes have a like or similar problem you are describing. This post will also provide much help:

Additional Suggestions:
Read the manufacturers online web site for product information, problem possibilities, causes, solving methods, part locations, disassembly, reassembly methods, repair procedures, pictorials, schematics, downloadable repair and or owners manuals which may be available online.

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.

Use the reply button to add additional information or ask additional questions. Doing so will automatically move or keep your question to the top of the forums list of questions.

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It's always adviseable to clean the entire exhaust venting system every 2 years. Or during any dryer maintenance, connection, servicing and or repairs.

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