Help spread the word / share us on your favorite social media networks

Facebook Twitter StumbleUpon Reddit LinkedIn

Gas Dryer lights once and then no more.

Gas Dryer lights once and then no more.

Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Gas Dryer lights once and then no more.

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Somewhere in California
    Posts
    11

    Default Gas Dryer lights once and then no more.

    Hello Jeff1,

    useful information:
    - model# 110.70802990
    - approx age: OLD
    - make/name/brand: Kenmore

    The time taking clothes to dry started taking longer untill the clothes did not dry much at all.

    So I looked at the appliance site you have linked to selfhelpforums for ideas. I first tried changing the cycling thermostat thinking that it was bad; it was not but I changed it anyway as there was some kind of gray coating on it. I had checked the electric ignitor - good. and the thermal fuse. THe only 2 items left I did not check was the flame sensor and the high limit thermastat.

    I suspect it is the Gas Valve Solenoid set because the dryer lights the gas once and then not until I turn off the dryer and let it set for about 3-5 minutes.

    What I did notice about the operation watching through the peep hole for the burn can is the first time the dryer lights the gas, the ignitor gets very bright. After that the subsequent times it does attempt a relight, the ignitor does not get as bright like something turns it off prior to reaching the brightness I see on the first light up.

    Your thoughts?

    wannabe
    Last edited by wannabe; 01-13-2013 at 07:23 PM. Reason: additional information

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    2,330

    Default

    Hi,

    Sensor: if open the ignitor will not come on, if stuck closed the ignitor will come on and stay on.
    Safety thermostat:If open no ignitor and flame as it stops the power completely.

    Certainly sounds like the coils on the gas valve or the valve itself as the coils are bad for working once or twice and then failing.


    Gas burner valve solenoids. Kit contains both the two wire and three wire solenoids



    jeff.
    http://www.applianceaid.com/
    Appliance Repair Aid

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Somewhere in California
    Posts
    11

    Default

    Thank you for your prompt reply Jeff1.

    This verifies my suspicions that the gas valve coils are most likely the culprit.
    I will get them on order and post back with results after I change them.

    wannabe
    Last edited by wannabe; 01-14-2013 at 12:47 AM. Reason: spelling and grammer

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    2,330

    Default

    I will get them on order and post back with results after I change them.
    Please do let us know how the repair goes.

    jeff.
    http://www.applianceaid.com/
    Appliance Repair Aid

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Somewhere in California
    Posts
    11

    Default

    Greetings Jeff,

    The new coils did the trick. We are drying clothes again.

    THanks for all your help.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    2,330

    Default

    Thankx for the update

    jeff.
    http://www.applianceaid.com/
    Appliance Repair Aid

Similar Threads

  1. Dishwasher Lights Flashing or Blinking - Appliance tip of the week
    By jeff1 in forum Appliance Tip of the Week
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-30-2015, 09:55 PM
  2. Bosch shu33 lights up but doesn't work....
    By JimmyS in forum Appliance Repair
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 02-25-2015, 09:42 PM
  3. lights flickering
    By jdevlin in forum Electrical, Residential
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 10-20-2014, 11:39 AM
  4. Certain electrical outlets and lights do not function.
    By Zeus in forum Electrical, Residential
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 02-08-2014, 02:42 PM
  5. Replies: 16
    Last Post: 09-28-2013, 07:34 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •