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  1. Have a BOSCH Vision 500 Natural Gas Dryer. Dryer would not heat and could smell gas after trying to start. Dryer is approx 4-5 years old, but looks like new inside. Dryer tumbles fine and air dries, but burner will not ignite. Belt sensor is OK. Vent is clean and all lint has been removed from dryer and vent pipe. Wiring connectors are all fully seated and clean. Before I had time to take the dryer apart and attempt to diagnose the problem, I simply ordered a new igniter in hopes that that was the issue. Replaced igniter (Bosch #00491648) last night, but that was not the problem. Igniter glows red hot for perhaps 15-20 seconds, and then shuts off. Does not appear that gas burner even attempts to ignite. After I shut off dryer, I can smell gas. According to literature, it appears the Flame Sensor or the Gas Valve Coils may be at fault. Any thoughts on which one is at fault or how to check operation so I know what to order. Thank you in advance for your advice.
  2. Hello,Gurus. I bought this dryer used and thought it would be an easy fix, thermal cutoff fuse tested bad so I replaced it. I then got the dryer to run and ignitor to light for a few seconds, but no gas. So I replaced the Two solenoids ( whirlpool sealed factory replacements) Same deal...no gas . Instead of a click when I turn the dryer on and heat is called for, I get a buzzing sound. The ignitor and switch both test out ok. What gives? I want to be sure it's the gas valve before I scrap this thing. I've never seen one go bad, but I think I've eliminated every other option. This particular dryer requires the whole valve assembly with pipe attached. I'm Not dropping the 200$ if that's it. Hopefully I missed something else....
  3. Thermostat working, pilot lights. I tripped the breaker to 'off', Ten minutes later turned tstat to 80, turned on the breaker. Pilot lit instantly with good flame. During warm-up time, several loud clicks at two different times. TWO minutes later, burners fired nicely. Lowered tstat and unit shut down normally. Raised tstat.... identical results. Eight hours later, got the call for no heat. Repeated above, pilot lit and burners never fired...no clicks this time. Luckily it's warm today! Please help!