Checked all thermal fuse, igniter, temperature controllers, flame sensor, etc. All working perfectly.
First thing in the morning and gas valve coils are cold, when dryer calls for heat -> igniter glows bright orange, flame sensor allows coils to open and gas flows, ignites, heat -> perfect. Gas cycles off when upper setpoint temperature is reached.
Works like this for 3 or 4 cycles. But then no more gas/flame. Igniter and everything else working exactly the same. I can hear the click and feel the slight buzzing as the coils are energized, but no gas makes it thru the valve. Coils slightly warm to touch. I.e. after dryer is run for a while, no more gas but it's trying!
Checked DC resistance of coils, and it falls right inline with the numbers you've posted, so the coils can't be bad can they? Knowing how those coils are designed/made, I can't imagine they degrade over time.
My theory: the gas valve is slightly sticky/gummy and when the coils heat up they don't generate quite enough field to open the valve. In other words I should replace the $90 valve instead of just the $15 coils.
Am trying to take the least expensive path, and would love some advice how to proceed.
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ANSWER Hello J. Beebo. If the unit works for a while, then fails, it is leaning more toward the valve W10337269 more so on the unit. However, when it fails, make sure the thermostats are not sticking on the unit and causing the issue. Thank you for the compliments and for your business!
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Monday, August 27, 2012