Gas dryer does not heat,timer does not advance

Old 05-16-07, 06:32 AM
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my frigidare gas dryer is running but the timer never advances it ran for several hours before i heard it and found it turning but still cool. I have already checked inside and the ignitor glows then the flame comes on, what other kind of problem can be causing this, I really can't afford a new dryer.
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Hello maryc818. Welcome to the Gas Appliances topic and the Do-It-Yourself Web Site.

Some confusion exists that needs to be clarified. The drum rotates, the timer does not advance part is ok. Understood. What isn't understood is the ignitor glows, burner ignites but there is not heat, dryer cool?

Timer will not advance if there is no heat provided. Which means the burner isn't turning on. The moisture in the exhaust air sensed by the moisture sensor signals the timer to advance or remain in the same position.

Very likely the burner isn't turning on. The glow ignitor isn't igniting the burner or it may be igniting the burner and the flames come appear but soon after the burner shuts down.

Possible causes:
Restricted exhaust venting system.
Weak glow ignitor.
Defective solenoids.
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