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#1 kfp3723

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Posted 08 April 2005 - 07:07 AM

My kitchenaid gas dryer Model KGY5750GQ1 (5 years old) is only heating once in a while.  Most of the time it just runs cold. Other than not heating, it's working properly.  The vent is fine, disconnected it and still no heat.  I had a service tech look at it and I don't remember what he said was wrong with it but he said the parts alone would run around $250.  He also told me that since it was working occasionally he couldn't/shouldn't fix it until it was completely broken and that I might want to consider buying a new one anyway since they are around $500 and the repair would be over $300.  What could be wrong that would cost that much to repair on a 5 year old dryer?   

I think it had something to do with the ignitor/flame? 

I'm trying to decide if I should  buy a new one or get this one repaired?  I'm leaning toward just buying a new one since even the repair guy thought I probably should.

Any advice would be appreciated.  Thanks!


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#2 Mad Mac

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Posted 08 April 2005 - 08:27 AM

First thing...find a new appliance repair guy. :X

Second thing...re-check your model number, I can't get a match to yours on any of the parts supply websites.

This sounds very like an issue with the coils on the gas valve - a cheap and easy fix. Does it heat OK when it first starts, then quit after a couple of heating cycles? Does the ignitor continue to cycle? Pop the bottom panel off and tell us whats happening. Tell us what you see, what you hear.


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#3 Samurai Appliance Repair Man

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Posted 08 April 2005 - 09:10 AM

[user=154]kfp3723[/user] wrote:

 I had a service tech look at it and I don't remember what he said was wrong with it but he said the parts alone would run around $250.  He also told me that since it was working occasionally he couldn't/shouldn't fix it until it was completely broken and that I might want to consider buying a new one anyway since they are around $500 and the repair would be over $300. 

Another charlatan in the trade giving the rest of us a bad name.  This guy is a parts-changing monkey and doesn't know what the hell he's doing.  Sounds like the gas valve coils are flakey, common problem, and they cost, get this, less than $25!  Get 'em here.

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Posted 08 April 2005 - 09:43 AM

Hi again, I gave you the wrong model number before.    The correct model is KGYS750GQ21.

I removed the bottom access panel and found at first that the coil started to glow and the flame ignited.  The dryer got nice and hot. I left it running, went back after about 5 minutes and the flame was out/coil not glowing and the dryer was running --but with cold air. 

When I restarted it, there was no glow and no flame.  But if I leave it sit for a while, it tends to do the same thing -- warm up for a while and then go cold.    This has been going on for several weeks == works sometimes and sometimes it doesn't.

What do the experts think?  Thanks again for any advice.

 

 

 

 


#5 Samurai Appliance Repair Man

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Posted 08 April 2005 - 10:43 AM

Sameo, sameo, GI.

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Posted 08 April 2005 - 11:10 AM


 I have ordered the replacement coils from your link -- Thanks. 


 

P.S.  I have sent a few bucks to your beer fund to thank you.  You have likely saved me hundreds of dollars.   Cheers!!!!!! 



#7 Samurai Appliance Repair Man

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Posted 08 April 2005 - 12:48 PM

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Posted 15 April 2005 - 07:08 AM

SUCCESS!!

 

I replaced the coils as you suggested and the dryer is working great!  Awesome site, thanks again for the information....

 

 


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Posted 15 April 2005 - 09:05 PM

Yeah!  :banana:




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