gas dryer flame from burner cycles on - off

Old 06-07-07, 08:39 AM
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gas dryer flame from burner cycles on - off

I replaced the ignitor on my older GE gas dryer because it wasn't working. Now I find that works good but when the flame starts on in the burner it only stays on for about 13 seconds than clicks off. Right away the ignitor starts glowing again and the whole thing happens again. I have checked the flame sensor for continuity with my multi meter and seems fine Any ideas on why this is happening and how to fix it?
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Hello mskrach. Welcome to the Gas Appliances topic and the Do-It-Yourself Web Site.

Chances are the venting system is restricted and or blocked. Remove the vent tubing from behind the machine and re try. Note the results.

Another possibility is one of the two solenoids is defective. Heats up and shorts out. Replacement is the only solution.

Ready the dryer sticky note in this forum topic. Has every possible cause and all the solutions to fix any problem.

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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 advisable to clean the entire exhaust venting system every 2 years. Or during any dryer maintenance, replacement and or repairs.

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