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#21 kdog

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Posted 27 May 2005 - 08:01 PM

sounds like you may have a bad gas coil-heats initially,but after cycling,burner does not reignite- if you run it for 15 min on auto cycle- discharged air should be hot,if it is cool,maens your burner is not burning and ipso fatso- cycling thermostat remains unsatisfied- solution is to change coils on gas valve- kit is available through the links on this site.
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Posted 28 May 2005 - 06:25 AM

The flame is a strong one. When turning on the dryer for the first time, the igniter gets the flame going and it stays on for about 20 seconds at the most and then shuts off for about 1 1/2 minutes then ignites again , but this time for only stays on about 6 seconds. I have replace the high limit and the cycling thermostats.

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Posted 28 May 2005 - 06:52 AM

Have you replaced the coils on the gas valve yet???
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Posted 31 May 2005 - 06:30 AM

I have not as of yet, but I will. Those have a direct impact on the timer not moving too? Just making sure before I purchase both coils. Thanks for the help.

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Posted 31 May 2005 - 11:09 AM

Normally, if the timer will advance on the timed cycle but not on automatic there is something wrong with the heat circut, since the timer motor gets voltage to advance thru this heat circut in auto dry.  There is no guarantee this will solve your problem, but you do have two of them, timer not advancing and long dry time and these both go back to the heat circit problem and /or vent problem.  Seems trying the coil replacement will be a lot less expensive than that timer???
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Posted 31 May 2005 - 11:52 AM

I ordered both gas valve coils from the vendor on this website. I had them shipped two day air to me. So give me at least until Friday to get back with you all about the on going saga with this dryer! Thanks.

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Posted 31 May 2005 - 12:09 PM

:snooze:   Till Friday!!!
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Posted 01 June 2005 - 02:36 AM

[user=533]:yikes:Pegi[/user] wrote:

:snooze:   Till Friday!!!

No Way, I didn't think you ever slept. What kind of creamer do you put in that coffee?

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Posted 01 June 2005 - 05:45 AM

:silly:  Just hate to sleep, but sometimes just have to do it!!!   Hate to leave people hanging out there that need our help, but sometimes got to go get some ZZZZZZZZZ's   All I drink is iced tea, no lemon, just sweet and low.  :)
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Posted 03 June 2005 - 03:09 AM

I replaced BOTH heating coils last night and still no movement on the Auto Dry Cycle. I am to the point where I am so frustrated.....I am ready to toss it and go and buy another one. Any advice? I've spent about $120.00 so far on this nightmare but the excitement of fixing something on my own is getting to be a let down and the dryer only was $400.00. Should I toss it and cut my losses? Thanks.

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Posted 03 June 2005 - 06:09 AM

Is the burner coming on and staying on???  If not, the timer will not advance.  Also the timer will not advance on auto for about 15 minutes at the start of the cycle, till the clothes start getting moisture removed, then it starts advancing faster as the clothes get dryer.
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Posted 03 June 2005 - 06:16 AM

The burner comes on initially when you first start the dryer and stays on for about 30 seconds. About every minute and a half it will light up for about 20 seconds at a time and then shut off. The timer will not move. I dried clothes last night for an hour and a half with out the timer moving. The timer does however move on a timed cycle. The flame, when it ignites, is a strong one. But it cycles like I just explained. The dryer vent has good flow coming from the duct outside and stays hot even when the heat is not ignited. I am clueless.

 

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Posted 03 June 2005 - 06:28 AM

The burner would stay on when the dryer is first turned on for about at least 15 minutes or so because the clothes are wet.  I assume you are testing this with wet clothes in the dryer. It will cycle right back off if there is nothing in the dryer. If you have wet clothes in the dryer something is still short cycling the burner.
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Posted 03 June 2005 - 06:32 AM

Either way, with or with out clothes in the dryer, it stays on for only about 30 secs and then shuts off.

 

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Posted 04 June 2005 - 12:55 AM

Did you ever check the blower wheel. You need to make sure the blower wheel has not striped out.

It sure sounds like the dryer is short cycling on the hi-limit safety t-stat on top of the burner cone which would indicate bad airflow.

Check the front and rear drum seals, blower wheel, and seal between front lint trap area and the blower housing. If any of these seals are bad air can not flow correctly and you will have the problem your experiencing.

As a tempory way to check this, bypass the hi-limit safety t-stat on top of the burner cone and run the dryer and see if it still shuts down to soon, DO NOT RUN LONGER THAN 10 MINUTES WITH THE HI-LIMIT SAFETY BYPASSED.
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