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Old 07-13-2012, 01:51 PM
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Hi,
i opened the dryer, replaced the cycling thermostat and the problem continues. After removing the drum, when i turn it on, it has a flame for about a minute and then turns the flame off for a bit, then it turns on again, and repeats. But when i reassembled it, and tried drying clothes it does not dry. Could someone provide me some tips? The vent is not clogged. Also could someone provide me the ohms readings for all components? Thanks!


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Old 07-13-2012, 04:44 PM
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Hi.

Detach the vent from the dryer, put normal load in and start it. Open little plug in the left bottom corner and observe the flame performance. Gas on for approx. 2 min. then off for 1 min. If the ignitor start glowing but no gas - replace the control coils. If everything works fine, put the vent back and check it again. If the dryer will short cycle- then the problem is the clogged vent.

The control coils kit Part number: 279834

Part number: 279834


You can't check the flame performance with out the dryer being assembled.

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well, it looks like a coil problem. the igniter lights up but no flame on the second time. I also followed the guide found here :http://appliancejunk.com/blog/2010/0...s-valve-coils/ on checking the coils, and the three terminal solenoid seems to have a bit too much resistance. I will get new solenoids tomorrow and follow up. thanks for the reply!
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your solution worked perfectly! thank you so much!
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You are very welcome.

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