Dryer produce very little heat. Flame comes on with a pop sound and the flame is very low. What could be the problem?, thanks.
Answer Phillip, If the dryer has been in storage or not in use for a while, there could be debris in the gas valve burner orifice. Is the dryer converted for the proper type gas supply, Natural Gas vs. LP Gas ? and is the supply pressure proper ? If all's OK, or the dryer has been in continuous use, you'll need to check the gas line to see it isn't kinked and replace the gas valve 8318277 it is possible there has been an internal failure in the valve.
I put a new igniter on but the dryer does not heat up.
Answer Hello Israel. You will need to test the thermostats and the flame sensor and make sure they are good. They should read closed for continuity. If the igniter 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
The igniter will light and the burner will come on for 5 minutes or so (strong flame) then goes out. The igniter will bring the burner on again and it will go out after a short while. If I open the door and let the dryer sit for about 5 or 10 minutes it will come back on for a while. If I don't let it rest long enough it goes out after maybe 30 seconds. The igniter will keep trying to bring the burner on. None of the components are hot. Also, if I have the dryer set on "timed" it's fine, if I have it set on Permanent Press, fluff or Heavy, the timer doesn't work. The parts men are telling us it's the coil but it's not hot. My son worked for Sears for a while, he thought it might be the sensors as sometimes they get dryer sheet residue on them and they don't work correctly. But, I can't find them. I don't often use dryer sheets, but let's face it, the dryer is 28 years old and there have been some dryer sheets run through it. My son has been too busy to get over here to look at the dryer.
Answer Hello Linda,
If the gas valve opens and brings the unit up to temperature then when it cycles off, doesn't heat back up, the issue will have to be the coils 279834 on the gas valve or the gas valve 279894 itself is bad.
What should ohms read when checking ressitance.
The resistance of the igniter will be between 1200 and 1400 ohms at room temp.
My Calypso Dryer has a lower access panel, can igniter be replaced by removing only this lower access panel and if not what all has to be disassembled in addition to the gas line connection?
Thanking you in advance
Answer Hello Ralph,
You might be able to get to it but is going to be a tight fit. It is easier to remove the front and raise the top and remove the drum. This will enable you to look right at it without reaching around the other components. You can try it through the lower front panel and if it seems like you cannot do it, then remove the front, top, and drum.
If igniter ohms good what is next?
Answer Hello Wayne. 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 glowing. 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
What should the resistance reading be when doing an ohmmeter check of the igniter?
Answer Hello Johngolo. You would check continuity on the ignitor it should show closed or resistance check should be between 50 and 500 ohms. You can test this with a multi-meter TJMA-DMT3. 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