While drying cloths this past weekend I noticed that the timer would not advance in auto mode, as well as not advancing the cloths would not dry. The timer does work in timed mode but still does not dry the cloths completely. I read through some forums and checked to make sure the vent path is clean and clear. The lint trap has been cleaned as well. I checked to make sure the igniter worked and it does. With the front cover of the dryer off I turned the dryer on and saw the igniter glow and the flame came on for a brief minute and shut off. As I ran the dryer for a few minutes to observe, the flame would continue to come on for a brief moment and then shut off. Any suggestions or advice would be greatly appreciated
ANSWER Hello Shiloh,
What you should do first is to disconnect vent from back of unit and run with a load in the dryer. On a normal size load it should dry in approximately 35 to 40 minutes. If it does then you have a venting issue that is causing the no heat issue. If it doesn' then you want to check the blower wheel to make sure that the blower wheel is not clogged with lint. If this checks ok then you will want to look for a weak Hi limit thermostat or cycling thermostat. If these both are good then the coils on the gas valve would be defective.
You can test this with a multi-meter TJMA-DMT3. Here is a link on how to use a multi-meter. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Thursday, January 03, 2013