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    • Part Number: AP3094298
    • MFG Part Number: 279923
    • Made by: Whirlpool
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I purchases a Kenmore gas dryer in 2007. The unit has been problematic from the beginning. I again have no heat. The thermal fuse (AP3132867), cycling thermostat (AP3131939) and high limit thermostat (AP3084674) are all shorted at room temperature as they should be. Upon start up the system tries to light with the igniter, but I get no gas. The problem is definitely the coils. On the three terminal coil I have just over 1380 Ohms between the left and middle pins, but have no conductivity between the middle and right pin. I now have ten sets of dead coils with the same failure mode from one dryer. That means I average about six months on a set of coils. Should I be thinking about replacing the gas valve? My thoughts are that I have a sticky mechanism that requires more current to actuate, and I ultimately burn out the coil.

Donald E for Model Number Kenmore 110.77741600

ANSWER Hello Donald. Based on the information you provided, it sounds like the valve 279923 is bad and will need to be replaced. The power coming to the valve can have this effect on the unit as well. Make sure there is 120 volts coming to the dryer. If so, replace the valve. 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   |   Friday, June 15, 2012

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