Runs fine just doesn't get hot, could this be the coils? Sometimes it gets hot for about 5 minutes then goes cold.
Answer Hello John. If the dryer is igniting and then shutting off, your coils may be bad. There is a test you can do to determine if the coils are bad. You can test the coils using a multi-meter TJMA-DM1. The two prong coil will read 1,000-1,300 ohms, and the three prong coil will read 1,300-1,400 ohms across prongs 1&2, and 500-600 ohms across prongs 1&3. Hope this helps.
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It is taking my gas dryer twice as long to dry clothes. During a regular cycle time clothes are only half dry. Gas Dryer ignites and heats to 160, reaches 160, flame kicks off and stays off until reaches 112-117, then kicks back on. While temperature was coming down heard clicking noise (sounded like gas valve clicking noise). Then went up to 158, kicked back off then back on at 117. Checked thermostats, high limit, had continuity every where. Tested coils cold and they were all 50-100 ohms over where they should be. Any ideas or what I should test next?
Answer Hello Sam,
This is cycling normally. I believe the issue is one of air flow. Check the exhaust duct for crimps and/or clogs. You see, if the exhaust is clogged, the heat, lint, and moisture is blown past the felt seals that the drum rides on and is recirculated across the clothes. This will drastically increase the dry time.
Everything works fine just no heat, took off the vent to see if it was the vent clogged and felt back of the air flow still cold. Is it the coils only that could be the problem?
Answer Hello Shannon. You will need to test the thermostats and the flame sensor and make sure they are good. They should read closed for continuity. Also, check the igniter to see if it is good. If it is not glowing, test for power. Here is a link on how to use a multi-meter for the testing procedures. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html