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Clothes Dryer problem

The igniter wont light and the gas wont kick on obviously. Ive replaced the inginter and still nothing. Is there a sensor thats taken a crap?? I have a similar dryer in the garage to rob parts off of if I need to.

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Hmmm thermal fuse...?

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Does it have a thermal coupler like a water heater? that might need replacing.
Or is it a electric ignitor?




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i took mine apart and put it back together and still no luck. turned out to be nothing more than the cord/plug combo needed to be replaced. those you can get at lowes if need be.
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Your Exhaust Outlet May Be Blocked!!!!!!!!!!

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The igniter wont light and the gas wont kick on obviously. Ive replaced the inginter and still nothing. Is there a sensor thats taken a crap?? I have a similar dryer in the garage to rob parts off of if I need to.

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Your dryer is equipped with a CO sensor.....if your exhaust outlet is blocked, it will not allow your burner to fire up!!! The dryer will just turn but NEVER heat up!!!! This is EXTREMELY COMMON over the winter months or early spring, when washing jackets/quilts before storing for summer. An easy money maker for appliance repair co's. Blocked Exhaust?= happens when Mama stuffs the dryer with everyones' WET winter jacket or Quilts, the excessive water stays in the exhaust tract/duct and the lint collects into it, blocking the line. (In mid-winter, the water freezes the lint in place!)-Never a good idea to DRY too many heavy items, at on time.

As simple as it is, this is more common than a burner failing!... vacuum out your duct with your craftsman shop vac and go outside of your house and clean up the exh. vent.
Let us know if this does it!
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As simple as it is, this is more common than a burner failing!... vacuum out your duct with your craftsman shop vac and go outside of your house and clean up the exh. vent.
Let us know if this does it![/QUOTE]

I use my craftsman leaf blower. I blow from house wall dryer duct to outside, it works good on me.
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Make sure to clean the dryer vent frequently. Also, run some soapy water over the screen every now and then to remove that waxy buildup from the dryer sheets on it.

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ive now got a flame but its kicking off after 20 seconds or so.
Ive damn near replaced all of the sensors from another dryer..this is horseshit

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Have you checked the flame sensor yet? If it's holding in for 20 seconds, that could be about right.

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looks like this is the culprit http://www.partselect.com/xq/aspx/In...m?SourceCode=6 Its the last sensor I replaced of course. It still doesnt seem like the gas runs that long but maybe thats normal. clothes dried in the usual amount of time so Im satisfied, although I do wonder why it blew
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Have you checked the flame sensor yet? If it's holding in for 20 seconds, that could be about right.
I did replace the flame sensor. Do you have experience with this? still curious why the fuse tripped

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I did replace the flame sensor. Do you have experience with this? still curious why the fuse tripped
Yes, we had a cheapy Monky Wards dryer when I was growing up, and I got tapped to go in there and fix it plenty of times. Blown ignitors, mostly, but we did have a flame sensor blow once.

Anyway, the fuse could have tripped because of a clogged exhaust (see above for the fix), which would be the easiest thing to fix. There's some other possibilities, too, but given that the burner is short-cycling I'd want to check that right away.

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