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Two Handy & Expeditious Techniques for Troubleshooting a Gas Dryer Burner that Won't Fire Up

Gas dryer burner troubleshoot

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#1 Samurai Appliance Repair Man

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 02:30 PM

Two very common troubleshooting techniques that should be in every Appliantologist's toolbox are the non-contact voltage sensing light stick and the humble jumper wire.

You'll occasionally hear purists and other snobs ignorantly poo-poo the voltage light stick. But properly used with an understanding of its limitations and capabilities, the voltage light stick can be a tremendous time saver on service calls.

Strategic use of the jumper wire is a great way to by-pass suspected-bad parts to see if proper function is thereby restored.

This video demonstrates and explains the proper use of both of these time-saving and time-honored troubleshooting techniques that should be part of every Appliantologist's repair arsenal, both professionals and DIYers. (This particular dryer is a Whirlpool-built Kenmore but all gas dryers work the same way so the same techniques apply to all brands; the variations will be in disassembly and the locations of some components like the thermal fuse.)

 



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Posted 15 July 2012 - 03:58 PM

... the non-contact voltage sensing light stick
... You'll occasionally hear purists and other snobs ignorantly poo-poo the voltage light stick.

just a reminder, appliances sometimes supply the L1 power through the circuit
and it will switch (control) the neutral line.
The light-stick will illuminate even if there is no (complete) power supplied to the part under test..
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Posted 15 July 2012 - 04:02 PM

Hence the admonition to understand its limitations. In the hands of a skilled servicer or knowledgeable DIYer, however, the noncontact voltage light stick is a powerful troubleshooting tool.





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