Gas dryer had no heat
Michael P. • Flagstaff, AZ • June 13, 2014
My Repair & Advice
I had seen this twice before in other gas dryers I had. I went straight to the igniter and removed it, then took a close look at it. The heating element was broken, not unusual for something that gets yellow-hot whenever the dryer is started. The element was also charcoal gray instead of white. The first one I worked on had a broken white heating element and when I replaced it the igniter glowed but no gas flowed - in that case because of a bad solenoid. The element was white because it had burned off the soot from the gas. Dark is normal, white is not so much. Anyway, I put the new element in (as always, the AppliancePartsPros part was an exact replacement), reassembled and tried it out. Life is good.