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My kitchenaid Dryer is not igniting, the ignitor is turning ...

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My kitchenaid Dryer is not igniting, the ignitor is turning on but the gas is not igniting, I tested the thermal fuse earlier and found it to be bad I tried a new one and it worked for 3 min, i have tested this thermal switch and it is fine.
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Chuck G. replied 8 years ago.

Hi, Thank you for using justanswer for your appliance questions!

Most likely the part that is giving you problems on your dryer is the gas solenoids that allow the gas to flow through the valve. These solenoids are located on top of the gas valve held on by two Phillips screws and a bracket.

here is a photo of the solenoids. graphic

The part # XXXXX these are 279834
Hope this helps!

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