I do not have any heat in my gas dryer. Is there an easy way to check if the flame sensor is broken or the heating coil?
Answer Hello John. 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 and make sure it is getting hot enough to light the gas. 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
Both wires to the flame sensor are blue, which one goes where?
Answer Hello Brad,
The flame sensor is either open or closed so the two wires cannot be crossed. It doesn't matter which terminal you put the wires on since the circuit doesn't care which way the current flows through its' contacts.
Dryer only heats for 10 minutes and will not relight on any setting. It has a new ignitor and new thermostat and all other sensors check out to your specs. Any ideas? I'm thinking the flame sensor, but it checks out ok when cold.
Answer Hello Scott,
Based on the information provided, it appears that your secondary coil 279834 for your gas valve is bad. When the unit first comes on the main coil and secondary coil kick in. When it gets going the main cuts out and the secondary is supposed to keep unit going. When this coil is bad it will not allow the unit to reignite.