My gas dryer runs, but the heater will not turn on all the time. I've checked for lint blockage and it's all clear. Bad thermostat?
Answer Hello Shawn,
The first suspect is the ignitor 33002789. The only accurate way to test it is with a clamp on ampmeter. Clamp it onto one wire going to the ignitor and look for 3.2 to 3.6 amps. If it's low, replace the ignitor. If it shows in the correct range, you need to replace the coils on the gas valve 279834 or the gas valve 35001190.
How do you check a thermal fuse?
Answer Hello Chris. The thermostat 35001092 should read closed for continuity. You can test this with a multi-meter TJMA-DMT3. Here is a link on how to use a multi-meter. Hope this helps. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html