I have an eleven year old Kenmore Series 70 gas dryer in my basement which up till now hasn't had a single problem. However during a run of clothing on low heat setting noticed that the (1) timer was not turning off after 3 hours and upon inspection the clothing were still damp, (2) no heat.
- Initially, I unplugged dryer from power for 15 minutes, replugged and still had same issue at all settings with both a partially loaded and empty dryer. Did not hear the usual click on of the ignitor and the familar burner sound.
- I then looked through the front panel hole at the burner assembly and did not see any glow or flame.
- I then unplugged the power, turned off the the gas, opened the dryer, and cleaned out the main cabinet, during my cleaning I did not note any charring and everything did appear to be properly connected. However, I did note what appeared to be pieces of rust like sand particles in the bottom of the burner assembly tube which I then vacuumed out. (max. 1/8 cup in total )
- I reassembled, retested, failed (expected) and then unplugged again.
Your experience & wisdom would be greatly appreciated.