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dryer burner does not come on

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dryer burner does not come on
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Alan replied 7 years ago.
What is your make, model and serial number please? When you first start the dryer after it has sat for awhile does it come on, and then not come back on, or does it never come on?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Kenmore gas dryer Model #XXXXXXXXXXX Serial # XXXXX
Expert:  Alan replied 7 years ago.
Can you repost the model number with a decimal point after the third number? Also is this gas or electric?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.

it is a Kenmore gas Dryer


Model # XXXXX


the burner never comes on

Expert:  Alan replied 7 years ago.

Does the ignitor come on and glow?

Customer: replied 7 years ago.

No the ignitor does not glow

Expert:  Alan replied 7 years ago.
Ok, do you have a volt-ohm meter to test somethings? If you do disconnect power to the dryer and check the Thermostats on the heater tube. They should have continuity. If one or more does not then it is bad. Also check the thermostats on the blower housing. Let me know what you find.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.

The thermastats all have continuity

there is one across from the ignitor, there is one next to the ignitor and the one in the blower


the ignitor has a high ohm reading of 2.2 megs

Expert:  Alan replied 7 years ago.
You have a bad ignitor. Part # XXXXX Click here to purchase one online.
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