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Okay here's my problem(s) First the timer stopped moving in the Auto Dry Cycle, it would just run forever. So

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Old 02-25-2009, 02:02 PM
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Okay here's my problem(s)

First the timer stopped moving in the Auto Dry Cycle, it would just run forever. So I started using the timed Cycle instead.

Then it stopped drying. The heater would only turn on now and then and then only for a short while.
I replaced the Thermal cut off kit, which includes both thermostats.
This didn't help but I did notice that the igniter would turn on and off but the burner didn't light.
So I replaced the Flame Sensor and both Solenoid Coils.

IT WORKED...for one load!

Now the igniter doesn't even turn on. So now what do I do?

By the way I have checked and cleaned out the vent.


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Old 02-26-2009, 05:47 AM
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There is a thermal fuse in the back of the dryer. Take the back off, and you will see the thermal fuse. It is white in color, and is a 1/2 wide, and an inch and a half long. That would stop the ignitor from coming on. Tom ********************************************
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Tom,
Thanks, do you know if I can check it with a multimeter and how to see if its okay or is it a either it works or it doesn't type item? Bob
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Yes Bob, take the 2 wires off of the thermal fuse, and of course the dryer is unplug when we do this, and then check the thermal fuse on ohms to see if you get a reading. If no reading it is bad. Tom ********************************************
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