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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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.
I have a Maytag dryer, I get heat for the first 5 mins but after that I can see the igniter come on but only for a second, then it turns off and doesn't lite again. I Checked sensors and they are good, could this be the heat sensor ?
Answer Tommy, Yes, It could be a weak or faulty flame sensor 338906. It actually sounds more like a weak set of gas valve coils 279834. You may want to take a few minutes and recheck. If the igniter glows, cycles off and doesn't glow again, then the flame sensor is most likely at fault. If the igniter glows and cycles off, then continues to cycle off and on, but there is no flame from the burner, then replace the weak gas valve coils.
I have a whirlpool dryer. It is not hot some times. It takes 0ne hours to dry. Can you tell me what is the proplem?
Answer Teng, One hour to dry a load isn't too far off of normal,35-40 minutes for a basic load of clothes is about normal. The first check you need to make sure the dryer isn't being overloaded. Then check and clean the exhaust vent system and vent hood. A restricted vent system and hood cause the dryer to take longer to dry because the airflow isn't correct and causes the dryer to overheat.
The igniter comes up but no flame.
Answer Hello Pat,
The ignitor has to pull from 3.2 to 3.6 amps of current before the gas valve will open. In a nutshell, if the current is not high enough, the ignitor can glow red or orange without pulling enough current. The ignitor has to glow bright yellow to white hot before the gas valve will open. If you have a way to test the current, this will tell you for sure. If it is pulling sufficient current, the gas valve and/or the burner is in question.
My dryer will not light. Is this the igniter or a flame sensor. Gas valve will not open.
Answer Hello Ron. 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