I replaced the coils. Two weeks later same problem so I replaced them again and worked great. After another two weeks same problem so is there something else going on.
Answer Hello David,
I would start at the wall outlet, making sure the voltage is between 115 to 125Vac. An improper voltage supply to the unit is the most common cause of this complaint. From there you will need to pull the tech sheet from the unit and trace the circuit to locate the issue. To do this, open the control panel and test the voltage from the red wire on the timer to any white wire. Make sure you are within the 115 to 125Vac range when the gas valve is energized. Also, there is a metal sleeve on the gas valve between the coil and the valve that will commonly stick inside of the old coil when it is removed. If this doesn't get transferred when the coils are changed, it can cause a similar issue in addition to making the valve chatter and only opening intermittently.
Replaced ignitor; Glows, flame ignites, goes off w/i 30 seconds; dryer continues running, ignitor re-fires, flame re-ignites, then shuts down within a shorter time. Checked Coils with multitester: 2 prong: 1245; 3 prong 1-2: 1345; 1-3: 568; Willing to try replacing coils but not sure I want to replace a valve assembly on an 18 year old machine. Your thoughts?
Answer Bill, The resistance readings on the coils are within range, but you probably tested the resistance when the coils were "cold" , that will give you a false reading. Run the dryer for 15 or 20 minutes, then recheck the coils. We wouldn't expect you to need a complete valve assembly, unless you forgot to mention something else. A 20 or 30 dollar repair, isn't much, if it will get you going and run for a few more years. Even if you did replace the gas valve, it would be worth it.
Igniter glows but no flame. Replaced igniter, still the same. After much research I will be changing the coils tomorrow. Does that seem logical? Or is this symptomatic of a bad thermal fuse or flame sensor?
Answer Hello. Yes, it could be the coils or a bad gas valve assembly. The igniter would not glow if the thermal fuse or flame sensor was bad. However, the flame sensor should be cycling the igniter on and off.
Would this part fit a gas dryer that is 40 yrs. old?
Answer Nettie, if your unit is a Kenmore model 11077455100, yes, the dryer gas valve coil kit part number will work on your unit. Thanks!
I did a coil test. they are good too.
Now I'm wandering,not only about the outlet thermistor if it's good or bad. But the gas valve, how do I check if the gas valve is good or bad?
Answer Bobo, You probably checked the coil resistances " cold" and you can and will get the correct resistances. You have to allow the coils 279834 to operate a few minutes (15 or 20 minutes, or until there is no ignition) before checking the resistances. The outlet thermistor 8577274 should have a resistance reading of 10K ohms resistance at room Temperature (78 dgrs.). There are no mechanical checks to make to a dryer gas valve. Make sure there is gas supplied to the gas valve and check the resistances of the coils are the only checks to be made.
I just bought a used Maytag #MDG3500BWW dryer and noticed after its been sitting for a day with the gas line hooked up and dryer sitting idle, I've been smelling gas from the drum area inside the dryer. I'm assuming it's leaking from the valve assy via one of the 2 valves in it. Could replacing the 2 coils fix this issue or am I looking at the whole gas valve assy to fix this issue?
Answer Hello Dave,
Mix one teaspoon of liquid dishwashing detergent with one quart of water and put it in a spray bottle. Spray all of the gas carrying components beginning with the gas line connections. This is the recommended way to locate a leak. Too much liquid detergent in the water will prevent bubbling since the gas is such a low pressure. Also, it does take a few minutes for the bubbles to be noticeable when a small leak is present. A larger leak will show up quicker.
Hi I have a kitchen aid gas dryer I need new coils my part number is 05213a. What can I use for a replacement?
Answer Hello Shannon. We will need your model number to help you with this. Please call 1-877-477-7278 or post your model number with a new question on the parts page. http://www.appliancepartspros.com/modelnumber_locator.aspx