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Sears LP dryer strange flame noise. Model: 110.73102100


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#1 pjw73nh

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 09:23 PM

Model: 110.73102100 Sn:MR12180001

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My Sears dryer is sounding rather odd these days. It dries clothes just fine. I have not noticed any degradation in drying ability. But truthfully, I don't watch it that closely anyway. I bought it used. It's been installed and running well since 2007. It is fueled by LP (not nat gas) it has been re-orificed for LP.

I have noticed when the dryer starts it runs fine at first. I only hear the mechanics of the rotating drum and motor. Then when it calls for heat a few minutes later, there is a distinct sound/whoosh/dull-quiet-roar of (what I assume is) the flame coming on. When the flame comes on, the "rhythm" of the flame sounds varied. Not sure how else to describe it. It sounds like the flame may be being blown by moving air. Kind of like trying to blow out a propane torch, but on a bigger level. It is not a steady whoosh/dull-quiet-roar like it used to be. Occasionally, it sounds like the flame may have gone out for .2 to .4 seconds then reappear but still appears to sound like it's being "blown". Most of the time it is just varying quite a bit. I don't remember this happening in the past.

Any thoughts?

Thanks.

P.../NH

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 09:56 PM

make some Ignitor / Flame observations through that nice little 1"x1" square hole in the bottom front of the Cabinet ..
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Posted 14 October 2011 - 07:54 AM

make some Ignitor / Flame observations through that nice little 1"x1" square hole in the bottom front of the Cabinet ..



Oh... is THAT what that is for..... I guess I always wondered..... This is my first gas dryer. Always had electric. Thanks. Will do.

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 01:47 PM

Update: I have observed over many occasions the flame via my newly discovered FOP Flame Observation Port. Even when it sounds like it acting weird, the flame looks fine, so I think for now.... if it ain't broke....... Thanks for the help.

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