When I press the power button on my dryer the ignitor stays glowing for about 40 seconds then shuts off without starting flame.
Answer Hello Dman. 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
Our Amana dryer started making a noise today. The dryer will not heat up to dry the clothes. The igniter glows but the flame doesn't ignite. I checked the exhaust vent-all clear, The noise seems to coincide with the igniter going from dark to glowing,so when the igniter goes off,the noise goes off.
Answer Hello Ken,
You may want to check the the solenoid on the unit to make sure it is not faulty. You can check the ohms of the coils to check to see if good. Holding coil 58804 terminals 1 to 2 should be 1365 ohms plus or minus 25. Booster coils terminals 1 and 3 should be 560 ohms plus or minus 25. Secondary coil 279834 should read 1220 ohms plus or minus 25. If you have a bad coil it will need to be replaced. 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
This model has 4 temp settings.reg,med,ultra care and air fluff.Will only heat on the ultra care.nothing on reg or med settings
Answer Bob, First place to check is the exhaust vent system, if the venting is restricted, the dryer won't cycle properly and you won't see a change in the temperature settings. Then test the cycling thermostat, remove the blue and purple wire from the termiankls and check for a "closed" circuit, then heat the thermostat with a match and check for an"open" circuit.Then check the thermostat heater circuit for approximately 2400 ohms resistance,with the wires off the components. If all's OK, You'll need to test or replace the temperature selector switch 33001640 .Here's some meter usage information should you need it [http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html]. Good Luck and Thanks