older gas dryer ,but excellent condition. The dryer stopped heating.I took the front off of dryer. I found the gas burner. I dont know how to check the ignitor with front assembly apart.I smell a little gas. I figure thats from trying to ignite . Dont know if you can help ,dryer is 1997 but clean. Wife says new dryer.LOL
Answer Hi Jerry. You will want to test the coils 279834, you can test the coils using a multi-meter TJMA-DM1. The two prong coil will read 1,000-1,300 ohms, and the three prong coil will read 1,300-1,400 ohms across prongs 1&2, and 500-600 ohms across prongs 1&3. Make sure the ignitor is glowing a bright red almost white. If the ignitor is dull replace part number 279311. You will also want to test the flame sensor 338906. The flame sensor should read closed, with 120 volts. You can also test the fuses and thermostat, you should read a closed circuit for continuity. Here is a link you can refer to for help with using a multi meter: http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html . Hope this helps!
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burner works very rarely. i have taken the dryer completely apart cleaned and reassembled test ran and it fired up but now that it is reenstalled it only heats @ 1 time daily,usuallly in the morning.
Answer Jeffrey, Remove the 1x1 in. square cover on the front panel and stsrt the dryer, You can observe the gas valve ignition and heat process through the opening. The igniter should start to glow, after 30 to 60 seconds, there should be a Click and the igniter should start to fade, at the same time, the gas will be released and ignite. If the igniter doesn't glow, we're looking for a sticky flame sensor switch or damaged igniter 279311 , If the igniter glows but doesn't fade, we're looking for a faulty sensor switch 338906 if the igniter cycles on and off, but there's no flame we're looking for a gas pressure issue or a weak set of gas valve coils 279834. Good Luck and Thanks