Gas Dryer starts then stops

Old 01-03-06, 08:36 AM
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Gas Dryer starts then stops

I have a gas dryer that when you press the the start button it starts running,but then stops.If you hold the start button it will keep running but gives off no heat. Any ideas?
Old 01-03-06, 05:51 PM
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Hello Larryu and Welcome into my Gas Appliances topic.

First test the button. If you have an ohm meter, unplug the machine from the power source. Than do a coninuity test on the start button. May be defective. If so, replace it.

May also be the motors reply. When the button must be held in, chances are the motor relay is defective. Replacing relay to motor should resolve that problem.

Best first attempt is to test the start button. Quicker and far less expensive. Dryer help info:

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.

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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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