Hi, My dryer was heating, then not heating, and smelled like gas in the dryer a couple of times. I cleaned the lint trap and exhaust. Then we replaced the Thermal Cut Off, Thermal Fuse, and Cycle Thermostat. It heated for several minutes and then quit heating. Now we have ordered the Gas Coil Valves but, checked the Cut Off, Fuse and Thermostat with the Ohm meter and it is saying "short" on all three again. Would the bad Coil Valve cause them to 'burn' out and need to be replaced again? Is that the end of the issues that could be wrong? I don't mind repairing a dryer but, I don't want to ruin anymore parts. Thank You for your help!
ANSWER Hello Marcella,
The parts you are testing should show continuity. If your meter actually says "short", you have it set to the wrong setting. The setting should either say resistance or have the symbol "O". The most likely cause of your issue is either the coils on the safety valve 279834 or the ignitor 279311. The ignitor is the most common cause of failure in these units. I would not change those other parts out again as they may not have been bad the first time.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Tuesday, January 08, 2013