Kitchen Aid Gas Dryer
Posted 08 April 2005 - 07:07 AM
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!
Posted 08 April 2005 - 08:27 AM
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.
Posted 08 April 2005 - 09:10 AM
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.
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.
Posted 08 April 2005 - 09:43 AM
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.
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!!!!!!
Posted 15 April 2005 - 07:08 AM
I replaced the coils as you suggested and the dryer is working great! Awesome site, thanks again for the information....
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