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shmonkey

Member Since 13 Feb 2007
Offline Last Active May 03 2014 07:04 PM

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In Topic: Kenmore Dryer 110.76842500

26 September 2010 - 11:21 AM

Sorry Samurai. We posted at the same time, so I didn't see your suggestion of bad valve coils.  Thanks.

In Topic: Kenmore Dryer 110.76842500

26 September 2010 - 11:19 AM

Update again:  I decided to watch the peephole a while longer and what I now see happening is the ignitor starts to glow, stays lit for about 7 seconds, then dies out with no flame.  This cycle is repeating about every 45 seconds.  Watched 3 cycles happen this way.

So to summarize, my dryer lights initially and then after the flame is cycled off for the first time, it never relights but goes through the above sequence with the ignitor glowing (seems like not as bright as the initial time when the flame was lit) and then cycling off without a flame.

Bad ignitor?  Still haven't checked ignitor voltage yet per my ongoing connundrum of how to do so safely (maybe I can measure voltage remotely, but I'm not sure of the remote terminals to check.)

In Topic: Kenmore Dryer 110.76842500

26 September 2010 - 11:10 AM

Thanks for the tip about the peep hole.  I completely overlooked the little plastic plug in the front of the dryer.

Status update:

I checked the following for continuity while the dryer was off and all good:

Flame sensor (good)

operating thermostat and thermal fuse (good)

hi limit thermostat and thermal cutoff (good)

Note: I made certain to remove one wire from each item tested before testing continuity.

I started the dryer and through the peep hole I witnessed a glow and then the burner ignited.   All good.  Here's the basic problem.  The dryer heats initially and runs for a few minutes and then cycles off, but then after the exhaust has cooled off ready to cycle back on I get no glow through the peep hole.  It's been running for about 10 minutes (heat was on for about 3 to 5 minutes and then off).  The last 5 minutes have been without an ignitor glow and of course without a flame.

Seems the ignitor is suspect, but I want to check voltage and I'm not sure how to do that safely (back to my original question).

Thanks for the help so far.

In Topic: Jenn-Air Electric Smoothtop Range Model JES9900BAS

16 March 2009 - 08:29 AM

Affirmative.  The oven light works and the display is lit normally.

Thanks for the manual!!

In Topic: Viking VGIC Oven Problems - VGIC3054BSS

13 September 2008 - 08:11 AM

Just wanted to say thanks to all the fine folks who chimed in and got me on the right path (despite all my annoying questions - it's what I do, unfortunately).  The oven is now up and running after replacing both ignitors.  I did hold out until I got my new clamp-on amp meter and measured current in both below 3 amps

If anyone has a copy of the Viking repair manual for this model  - for future reference - I'd appreciate it. 

Thanks again!!!:):):)


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