No Heat from Kenmore Gas Dryer

Old 12-20-06, 08:05 PM
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No Heat from Kenmore Gas Dryer

There is no heat coming from our Kenmore Gas Dryer. There is no blockage from lint or any venting issues, either. I beleive the problem is within the Gas Burner itself. There is a very small access hole at the from of the dryer, that enables you to see the burner while the dryer is running. When the dryer is running, there is no flame from where the gas is ignited into the heater box to heat the clothes within the drum.

Any ideas of how I can fix the dryer, before calling service.
Old 12-20-06, 10:58 PM
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WAY out of my realm but....

I've never owned a gas appliance but, have you tried it on another setting? Such as Timed Dry other than Auto Dry.....stuff like that.....could isolate the problem a little more for folks that know about this stuff.
Old 12-21-06, 08:03 AM
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Hello jroduner. Welcome to my Gas Appliances topic and the Do-It-Yourself Web Site.

There could be many possible causes for a no heat condition. All of the possibilities are noted within the dryer sticky note within this forums topic. Read it will help you determine the cause and provide the solution.

Most common causes are defective solenoids and/or the HSI.
(Hot Surface Igniter)
Also check all control panel selections for proper settings, as mentioned by member duigoose. Good suggestion 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.

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