Heat shuts off about half way through cycle. Clothes still damp.
Answer Hello Mark. Check and se if the igniter is weak or if the gas valve is bad in the unit. If the igniter is glowing red hot, but no gas is released, replace the gas valve in the unit.
How long should the coil glow orange? The coil on my dryer glows orange for about 5 seconds and does not ignite when I have the side panel off. When it is on hot air comes out but then turns mild shortly after.
Answer Hello Tyler. It sounds correct. You may have bad coils on the unit. Check the coils and see if they test good. 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. Test the coils after running the dryer for about 10 minutes. 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
Our GE Adora dryer sensor dry setting stopped working a year ago but if we used the time dry it worked fine until a few weeks ago. While in the sensor mode it ignites and it will heat up for a few seconds and then the dryer stops. If you use the time mode it only occasionally will heat up. Curious if it's the igniter, coil, fuse, thermal fuse?
Answer Hi Brian. Ohm the ignitor cold between 75-800 ohms. Is it physically begun to open in the middle? If so the part # is WE4X739. If the coils are weak then they will open and shut down, cool off and close allowing heating again.Check the coils 279834 and see if they test good. 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. Thank You.
When the gas dryer starts I can hear the flame come on for about 10-30 seconds and then the flame shuts off, but the dryer will continue to run. I suspect it is some sort of sensor, but would like verification.
Answer Hello Steven. Based on the information you provided, it sounds like the coils 279834 are bad and will need to be replaced. Weak coils will cause the unit to lite for a short time and then go out and not relite. Hope this helps.
Running but not drying. I want to start by checking the igniter. To replace it, I understand I must remove the front of the dryer. Can you type me thru taking the front off?
Answer Hello Larry. You will need to open the dryer door and remove the two screws at the top of the door frame. Then the top of the dryer slides off. Once removed, there are two screws on the inside of the dryer holding the front panel on. Remove those screws and pull the front panel forward and lift the panel off the dryer. Unplug the wires going to the front panel and mark where they go for reinstall. Hope this helps.