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#1 bobbyd

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Posted 14 September 2005 - 04:35 PM

my dryer is not heating.  it is a frigidaire model dgcsfw1 gas dryer.  i'm new to dryer workings so please be patient with me if i sound stupid.  i opened the access panel on the front.  what i observed were two glowing pieces.  the pieces stayed on for about 10-15 seconds, then went off.   sometimes they come back on.   sometimes they don't.  any help would be appreciated.

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Posted 14 September 2005 - 04:43 PM

hummmm, two glowing pieces, perhaps one an ignitor and the other the burner flame???  If this is so run the dryer with the vent hose disconnected to see if the ignitor cycles on, and the burner flame lights and stays on.  If so you have a blocked vent system in the home.  If the burner flame goes off and will not come back on but the ignitor cycles, replace the coils on top of the gas valve.
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Posted 16 September 2005 - 01:29 PM

i may have not explained the "2" glowing pieces as i should have.  there are 2 pieces side by side and it looks like it may be the the unit if you know what i mean.   there is no burner flame at all.  i checked to see about blockage and there was none.  do you think it is still the coils?  if so,  any ideas on cost of replacment parts.  i'm fairly good with tinkering with things and was wondering in your opinion if the coils are  difficult to replace? 

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Posted 16 September 2005 - 01:40 PM

Ok assume you are referring to the two sides of the ignitor reference # 22???  If so and you say the burner never ignites and the ignitor cycles on and off would suspect you have either a bad gas valve or the coils on the top of the valve have gone bad..
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Posted 17 September 2005 - 10:51 AM

i replaced the coils and everything is working fine now.  thanks so much for your help!  i couldn't have done it without you.

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Posted 17 September 2005 - 01:50 PM

You are quite welcome, thanks for letting us know.....;)
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