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    • Part Number: AP2042635
    • MFG Part Number: WE4X448
    • Made by: GE
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Originally I had 120v to ignitor, replaced ignitor because it fell out in pieces. Dryer still didn't heat, blower motor and drum motor operating. In the process of checking to see whether the ignitor was glowing or not, I shorted out a terminal on the flame detector. I removed the flame detector and it is obviously cooked. I put it all back together and started the diagnosis over again. I no longer have 120v to ignitor (18v). I checked the continuity of the coils, 2 prong (1250), 3 prong, between 1&2 (infinite), 1&3 (560). At the very least it would seem I have to replace a coil and the flame detector, and with all the dicking around some pieces fell off the new ignitor, although it may be OK, I don't know. I can't read the resistance values for the t-stats and limit controls on the wiring diagram to check to see if I fried any of them. Is repairing this machine cost effective? Or should I trash it? The only reason I'm trying to repair this machine is because I want to. Thanks, I hope you're laughing, but it's true.

Brian for Model Number DDG8580RCM

ANSWER Brian, Sounds like you had a bad go at it. Based on your post, you'll need to replace: the coils 279834 (replace both) the igniter WE4X444 and the heat detector WE4X448, they all seem to be damaged. Be extremely carefull with the igniter, you may want to consider removing the gas valve assembly. As for your thermostats and fuses, they should all be closed circuits at room temperature. Make sure you unplug the power cord, and remove the wires from the component when you test the circuit, so you don't get a false reading. It's probably worth the repair, when you consider the experience you've gained. You could always donate it to a worthy cause, when you're done. Good Luck 

Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com   |   Friday, March 25, 2011

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