Once the igniter lights the blower, will the sensor control the heat after the igniter go off?
Answer Hello, the flame sensor will sense the heat from the igniter and allow the gas valve to open. The solenoids control the gas flow, the heat is controlled by a cycling thermostat. Hope this helps!
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Dryer comes on for about 10 seconds then turns off.
Answer Sounds like bad coils. Here is the part number for you. 279834
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Dryer comes on for about 10 - 20 seconds then turns off, what do you think is the problem? Thanks
Answer Hello Ayyad. If the flame comes on and goes right off, you will need to order and replace the coils 279834 on the top of the gas valve.
How do you check a flame sensor?
Answer Frank, You remove power to the dryer, remove the front panel to access the gas valve and burner assembly. disconnect or remove the two wires from the terminals of the flame sensor. using your multi meter set at the lowest scale place one meter lead on one terminal and the other lead on the other terminal. your meter should indicate a "closed" circuit. If the re is no resistance or infinite resistance the switch is stuck "open" and is inoperative.
Ignitor is new but doesnt glow.
You will want test for 120 vac to the ingiter of the dryer. If there is not 120 vac then the issue will be with either the motor switch not making contact or the timer that is not making contact.
Flame does not stay on. I changed the high limit thermostat, flame sensor, gas coils, igniter and no clogs or kinks in vent any suggestions my model is a may tag mgd5500aww.
You will want to check the burner to make sure that the burner does not have rust around the ports and make sure that the ports are not clogged. Also check the cycling thermostat which would be located on the blower housing to ensure that the thermostat is good.
The dryer will ignite and heat up, but it will take minimally two drying cycles to dry the load of clothes. I have tested all sensors and can't get conductivity on the temperature control thermistor. I have not tested the gas valve coils. The radiant flame sensor also tests good. Could I have other issues besides the thermistor? I guess I am not 100% convinced that is my only problem.
Answer Hello C. Claussen. It sounds like the venting system is clogged or kinked. You will need to check the vent and clean it out. Be sure and clean the vent pipe and the dryer air duct assembly. If the air flow is not good, the unit will retain moist air causing the clothes not to dry. Try running the unit with the vent unhooked from the back of the dryer and see if the dryer works properly.