So here is the problem...
When I turn the dryer on the igniter glows and the gas fires up as it should, after a couple of minutes of normal operation, the gas cuts off (maybe this is a normal cycling thing). After it cools down for a couple minutes the igniter glows again but the gas will not fire. After a few seconds, the igniter shuts down. Then after a minute or so the cycle starts all over again...igniter glows but no gas fire then the igniter shuts down. This cycle keeps repeating with no gas fire!
I replaced the flame sensor (AP2142636), but this made no difference! By the way... the vent is clear, and i tried running it with the vent hose disconnected just to be sure (it made no difference)!
Also, when I opened the dryer up to replace the flame sensor, I noticed on the control panel that the moisture sensor (small Integrated Circuit Board) (AP3220652) was fried. I considered this completely unrelated because the preset controls on the dial have not
been working for a long time. We have been using the timer setting instead. I figured I would replace this sensor while I had it apart. I did. After replacing both the flame sensor and the burned out moisture sensor. I put it back together figuring I had it licked. As mentioned above the problem has not been resolved. I opened it back up only to find that the brand new moisture sensor was fried just like the original!!!
Are these problems related and how do I fix them?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated!