How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask S.E.Thomas Your Own Question

S.E.Thomas
S.E.Thomas, Home Appliance Technician
Category: Appliance
Satisfied Customers: 787
Experience:  16 yrs in the field and current owner of S.E.Thomas appliance
23707800
Type Your Appliance Question Here...
S.E.Thomas is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

dryer will not ignite with the drive belt on, once you remove

Resolved Question:

dryer will not ignite with the drive belt on, once you remove belt from motor, the dyer will ignite.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  S.E.Thomas replied 3 years ago.
Chat Conversation Started
S.E.Thomas :

the drum being in or out will not make any difference. had to just be a coincidence. what was the original problem that made you take the unit apart?

Customer :

The igniter was bad and could not get to it with out taking the drum out

S.E.Thomas :

so you have changed the igniter and now what is the problem? will it still not light?

Customer :

It lite's every time I check it with out the drum installed. Once I install the drum and put it back together it will not lite. The ingniter comes on but will not ignite the gas. I took the front cover off and disconnect the belt and it will lite every time. I've looked to see if there was a safety switch or something of that nature by the belt or motor but haven't found anything.

S.E.Thomas :

you still there?

S.E.Thomas :

im on line for a little while so let me know if you can chat

S.E.Thomas :

if the igniter glows but the gas does not come on then you have a bad set of coils. this will also sometimes let it light one or two times but then stop.

S.E.Thomas :

here are the part numbers.

S.E.Thomas :







Full Size Image

enlarge photo

Coil Kit for Dryer Gas Valve (2 Coils, New Style) - Made by Whirlpool. This popular, newer style solenoid coil kit fits all dryers with two-coil gas valve. Brands include Whirlpool, Kenmore, Maytag, Admiral, Crosley, Frigidaire, Estate, Amana, Kitchen Aid, GE, Hotpoint, Roper, White Westinghouse, Sears and others.

Part Number: AP3094251
made by WHIRLPOOL



Sale Price: $15.95
Compare at: $23.99
You Save: $8.04


[IMAGE][SRC][/SRC][ALT][/ALT][WIDTH]100[/WIDTH][HEIGHT]100[/HEIGHT][STYLE][/STYLE][/IMAGE]More Info
In Stock
Order now and it will ship Monday
[IMAGE][SRC][/SRC][ALT][/ALT][WIDTH]100[/WIDTH][HEIGHT]100[/HEIGHT][STYLE][/STYLE][/IMAGE]
S.E.Thomas :

this is found at www.appliancepartspros.com at the discounted price

Customer :

I have already replaced the coils with brand new ones.

S.E.Thomas :

then you have a loose connection if the gas does not light with the belt on

S.E.Thomas :

check the eye on the side of the burner tube

Customer :

was working out of town this week. I just checked all conections checked the eyes. Still same problem. I guess I will just have to call the repair man.

S.E.Thomas :

so you are saying that if the belt is off the dryer will light?

S.E.Thomas :

but if the belt is on it will not?

Customer :

Correct.

S.E.Thomas :

this is almost not possible. the only explanation for this would be a loose connection somewhere. do you have a volt meter? if so let me know when you can be online with me and i will walk you through the testing process to see where we are losing the power. when the belt is on does the ingiter still glow?

Customer :

I just gave up on the dryer, Went and bought a new one. Thanks for your help.












S.E.Thomas, Home Appliance Technician
Category: Appliance
Satisfied Customers: 787
Experience: 16 yrs in the field and current owner of S.E.Thomas appliance
S.E.Thomas and 5 other Appliance Specialists are ready to help you

JustAnswer in the News:

 
 
 
Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.
 
 
 

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • Thank you for the expeditious answer. It's good to know you're out there and awake in the wee hours when I finally have time to ask questions about my Jenn Air. Jean Riverhead, NY
< Last | Next >
  • Thank you for the expeditious answer. It's good to know you're out there and awake in the wee hours when I finally have time to ask questions about my Jenn Air. Jean Riverhead, NY
  • You did one super job of explaining to me everything there is to know about this fridge. I'm looking forward to asking you questions in the future. Jimmy Bagley, IA
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C. Freshfield, Liverpool, UK
  • This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!! Alex Los Angeles, CA
  • Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult. GP Hesperia, CA
  • I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion. Justin Kernersville, NC
  • Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around. Esther Woodstock, NY
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • John

    Home Appliance Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    13442
    Appliance repair business owner for over 43 years.
< Last | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/docjohn174/2008-12-13_170143_johnask.jpg John's Avatar

    John

    Home Appliance Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    13442
    Appliance repair business owner for over 43 years.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/tomgoe/2011-01-04_021913_2008-03-03_183612_phpexrmok_c2pm.jpg Tom Goellner's Avatar

    Tom Goellner

    Home Appliance Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    1191
    32 yrs. experience servicing major appliances and HVAC equipment.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/MD/md2020/2012-6-6_20648_Selfpic.64x64.jpg Tyler Z.'s Avatar

    Tyler Z.

    Appliance Doc

    Satisfied Customers:

    51307
    7+ years being an appliance technician with factory training.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/bryanpaul52/2009-2-18_12031_0918081611.jpg Bryan's Avatar

    Bryan

    Home Appliance Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    11158
    15 yrs. experience as a certified appliance technician.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/SM/smitty1486/2011-3-1_0145_Snapshotofme1.64x64.png Kelly's Avatar

    Kelly

    Appliance Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    6493
    Highly accurate diagnostician with over 30 years experience!
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/TH/TheHomeSmithy/2011-8-13_11146_homesmithy.500x500.64x64.jpg The Home Smithy's Avatar

    The Home Smithy

    Home Appliance Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    5935
    30 years repairing appliances
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/TE/Teamcold/2012-6-15_15028_HomeRepairsquarecopy.64x64.jpg Barry G.'s Avatar

    Barry G.

    Home Appliance Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    5039
    27 years in home appliance repair. EPA refrigerant transition and recovery certification type I & II.