Gas Dryer Appliance Repair: Diagnosing a Gas Dryer Igniter

A gas dryer is a simple machine. If you have basic mechanical skills with basic electrical know how you can tackle a gas dryer repair. Gas dryers often times only need the thermal fuse or igniter replaced to repair the issue. Listed below are several possibilities.

Thermal fuse
Igniter
Gas coils
Clogged vent
If you have a volt meter and want to diagnose your unit read on.

Access your dryer’s igniter, with the meter on the igniter kenmore washer repair altadena. If continuity is present the igniter is good. When the unit is operating normally the igniter will glow with 110v applied. Once the igniter draws sufficient amperage the gas coils will activate, sending gas funneled down to produce heat.

When a machine overheats the safety fuse will trip, when this happens one leg of voltage is stopped at the fuse, the LEDs on your appliance can still light up when a fuse is at fault. Thermal fuses fail normally do to clogged vents.

Possible:

The vent exhaust system, if a dryer does not push the heat and moisture out do to a clog or foreign debris lodged in the vent system.
The thermal fuse will trip. Also a kinked or clogged vent hose can also cause the fuse to trip.
Lint filter clogged.
Most times this relates to an air flow issue. I have found lint clogged in the lint filter housing. A dryer lint filter housing is accessed from the rear.

If the lint filter is on top remove the two screws under it, next removing the back panel of the dryer will give you access to the remaining four screws that hold the housing to the dryers chassis. This is not a common issue, although it is a possibility.

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