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
My dryer's igniter would glow red, the flame will burn for about 30 seconds and then turn off. I changed the igniter assembly first. Didn't resolve the problem. I then changed both gas coils. It didn't solve the problem, until I put the door and panel back on. The dryer worked perfectly for 3 months, but now it broke down again. The igniter does not glow at all, and the gas does not sound like it is activated at all. What part may I need to replace?
Answer Chris, If the glow bar doesn't glow, it wont activate and release the gas at the valve. So your first check should be at the igniter itself [AP3109449} check and make sure the igniter isn't cracked or broken, and you can read a resistance reading if tested with a meter. Then check the flame sensor 338906 mounted on the side of the burner cone, it should have a "closed" circuit at room temperature. If all checks OK, you'll need to check all the thermostats for a "closed" circuit at room temperature. If a thermostat circuit is "open" at room temperature, then there is no power to the gas valve and ignition system.
Dryer not heating and it want shut off.
Answer 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
I have a whirlpool gas dryer (model# WGD5810SW0), which does not generate any heat when running. Cleared the dyer air duct, but still dryer does not generate any heat. What could be the problem?
Answer Hello! The first thing you need to check is the ignitor. Check and make sure it is glowing at least a bright white. If it is ok, then test all the thermal fuses and make sure they are closed or 0 with a multi-meter. The flame sensor will read closed as well. If all of this is good, then you may have bad coils. Hope this helps.