Kenmore 90 series gas dryer no heat


Old 03-26-11, 07:38 AM
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Kenmore 90 series gas dryer no heat

Can anyone out there help me with this? I have a kenmore 90 series gas dryer that has no heat. The dryer workes just fine other than that. I literally put one load in that dried fine and the next one had no heat.
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Old 03-26-11, 09:30 AM
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Hello bigblock61. Welcome to the Gas Appliances topic and the Do-It-Yourself Web Site.

I would suggest you start with the venting system first. It's also possible one or both of the solenoids could be defective and or the gas valve could be defective.

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Remove the entire vent from the back of the dryer and clear or clean it out all the way to the outside hood. Also be sure the flapper door inside the exhaust vent hood is free to open and close.

Defective Solenoids could also be the problem. There are two...both are on top of the gas valve. Solenoids also supply voltage to the Hot Surface glow igniter (HSI) which is part of the electrical loop. All terminals on both solenoids must have continuity. If not, you'll need to remove them from the top of the gas valve by removing the entire gas valve assembly first.

Remove both solenoids off the gas valve body by removing the hold down cover plate and replace them both if defective. They are sold only in pairs. Or take the entire gas valve unit to your local appliance parts store and have the entire assembly and all the parts tested individually and as an assembly.

Defective Gas Valve could be the problem. Remove entire unit as an assembly. Take the entire assembly to your local appliance parts store for testing. Gas valves are not repairable. Replacement is the only option if defective.

CAUTION: Do Not attempt to repair the gas valve! This is a non repairable item!

Flame Sensor could be the problem. This part is located on the burner housing. If it's defective, it will cause the glow coil to not function or cause the problem your describing. You can test this part with a continuity tester or an ohm meter.

The only positive method to be sure any part is functioning correctly, is to carefully remove the part and have the local appliance parts store person do the testing.

Read the manufacturers online web site for product information, problem possibilities, causes and solving methods, part locations, disassembly, reassembly methods, repair procedures and instructions, pictorials and schematics, which may be available online.

An excellent source for original replacement parts is your local retail appliance parts store. Appliance parts dealers test and carry replacement parts for all appliances. Parts dealers are listed in the phone book under appliances.

Retail parts dealers can also help determine what the possible problem may be. Bring the make, model and serial numbers if you stop in at the store. The info will help to determine the exact parts used in the model assembly line run and possible problem causes.

Read the other postings having the same or like dryer problems to determine the possible problem causes, testing procedures and correction methods. The forum has many other questions on this topic of no heat in a dryer.

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Gas Dryer Information and Advice Link: here:

>>>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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