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Kitchenaid gas dryer runs, no heat


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#1 Jeff K

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Posted 31 July 2005 - 05:50 AM

Kitchen aid gas dryer (Whirlpool style, KGYE677BWH3) runs with no heat.  Checked out the diagnostic pages, but still can't diagnose.  Igniter doesn't glow, gas doesn’t come on.  T-stats/fuses, igniter, coils, radiant sensor all show continuity.  One thing I observed is that on a couple test runs, the dryer would heat up okay on 1st try (igniter glows, gas clicks on, fires up).  But after stopping and restarting, can't get heat back on (no glow, no gas click).  Any advise?


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#2 ApplianceTerminator

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Posted 31 July 2005 - 06:38 AM

Retest the dryer this way ....

Pull vent off

Pull bottom panel down so you can see the burner assembly

Put the dryer on TIMED DRY 50 Minutes and start dryer

Now what's supposed to happen  you should see the ignitor glow  and then a click and the gas should come   ....If it does good let it run and heat up and then it should cycle back off again ... and then repeat the same thing over

Now  however many cycles it takes if you see the ignitor glows again and it just fades to dark ........  just change the valve coils on the dryer.

If the heat never comes back on also check to 2 wires to the ignitor for voltage if you dont have 115 volts change the radiant sensor   sometimes the radiant sensors screw up and you will get 28 volts because the contacts on the radiant sensor are pitted.....

It actaully sounds like you have more of a valve coil issue  ... I dont get that many t-stats that are intermittent...  So start with this and see how you make out first


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Posted 17 August 2005 - 08:31 AM

Checked the radiant sensor and it was only hitting 28 V. Switched it out and now its working fine. Thanks a lot.




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