I have a Kenmore dryer. The igniter comes on but there is no gas. I was told that these coils are the problem. Is that right?
Answer Yes, typically one of the coils would get bad and won't energize enough to open the gas valve. There is no accurate way to test which coil is bad, so both are replaced at the same time. That's why they come as a kit of two. It's fairly simple to replace the coils. Make sure to unplug the dryer power cord and turn off the gas to the dryer (there's usually a shut off valve behind the dryer) before doing any repairs.
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dryer flame last for 15 seconds, shuts off. thank you
Answer You can test the coils using a multi-meter. 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.
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The heater in the gas dryer ignites and heats for about 2 minutes and then stops heating and blows cool air. If I stop the dryer and restart it, the flame does not ignite this time, yet I see the orange glow for a few seconds before it goes out. If instead, I wait 30 minutes to restart, the heater will work for a few minutes and then go cool again. Does this sound like the coils and will the Part Number: AP3094251
Made by WHIRLPOOL fit the Kenmore 11074902200
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Answer Hello. 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. 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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