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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
I replaced the igniter. That did not work. I checked the flame sensor and thermal fuse for continuity. They were good. I checked the coils and the two pronged coiltested at 1300 ohms the three pronged coil at 1400&600 ohms. I'm stumped!!!
Answer Tim, You didn't mention the issue with your dryer, But, it's most likely a heating issue. Your coil resistances are in range, but the coils would be if you tested them "cold" . Quite often it can take 15 to 20 mins of operation before the coils weaken and fail. You may want to run the dryer before testing the coil resistances, or replace the gas valve coils, based on your information. Thanks and Good Luck
No spark, no gas. Is there any preliminary switch to activate the ignitor/gas release?
Answer Hello Dale. You will need to test and see if your getting power to the ignitor. Also test the thermal fuses and flame sensor to make sure they are good. You can test these with a multi-meter TJMA-DM1. They should read closed for continuity. Hope this helps.