Kenmore gas dryer mod. 110.71202010. 9 months old. Was working fine, then yesterday no heat what so ever. Nat gas is on as range & ho6t water heater are fine. What could trip to cause gas not6 to flow to clothes dryer? XXX XXXXX
Type of Appliance: Dryer
gas on, shutoff at wall is open, power OK. dryer runs but no heat.
Hi welcome to just answer my name is XXXXX XXXXX i will be helping you today with your problem.It is possible the igniter as gone bad and needs to be replaced. Since it is only 9 months old you can have this repaired under warranty.If this has been helpful please press accept.
Then I need to know how/where to take out this igniter and to reinstall it.
Remove the lint filter there are two screws there remove them. Then use a putty knife inbetween the top and front about three inches in from the corners. There are two clips one on each side press in on them and lift the top. Then on the inside of the front are two screws remove them. Lean the front forward and release the two door springs at the bottom. The igniter is just inside the flame tube. Take the belt off the idler and motor pulley. And plug the dryer back in and start it check to see if the igniter glows and let me know what happens.If this has been helpful please press accept.
Gathering tools to do this right now.
We'll know ther result maybe 30 minutes.
Ok let me know what happens.
did all that, turned on, lights on, but no motor or gas. door safety is plugged together. is there another safety switch somewhere?
No there is no other safety switch double check that the door is closed properly and the switch is connected properly.
Yes, door was open. With door closed and light off, motor starts, but no heat and don't see anything glowing in flame tube.
Igniter must be teh high temp two wires going to two white ceramic blocks just inside tube?
Yes that is it. Do you have a voltage tester ?
120V DC & AC tester.
Got dryer running, no heat, unplugged the igniter coupling and can't show any voltage on machine-side of that coupling.
Ok in that case the problem is the thermal fuse. You need to remove the lower back panel of the dryer. The fuse is on the left down near the bottom of the blower housing it is white. It is 2 inches long by a quarter inch wide with two wires going to it.If this has been helpful please press accept.
I have it off, any way to test it?
IS there a way to test the igniter?
If I go to parts store, is it worth buying both new & replacing so this won't happen again?
You can tape the ends of the wires together with electrical tape and test the dryer. Make sure the ends of the wires are making a good connection.If this has been helpful please press accept.
taped ends of wires to thermal fuse together and clamped tight together.
Started dryer motor, no glow at igniter.
P.S. after we solve this dryer problem, do you do kenmore dish washers also?
Will we need to start a different help request to do that DW or can I just pay you double (if DW gets talked through successfully)?
With the wires taped together check for voltage at the igniter with the dryer running.
thermal wires taped & clamped together, motor started, no voltage at machine-side of coupling to igniter.
On the side of the flame tube is a square box with two wires going to it. Tape them together and try it.
The flame tube is where the igniter is.
Did that. motor going, thermal fuse wires clamped together, igniter connector intact, black box on side to flame tube - has its wires connected together with single strip of steel with both terminals slid on it.
And you still have no power to the igniter ?
Just made sure everything else was still clamped. Thermal fuse & black box at side of flame tube. motor on
Igniter wasn't on, and no voltage at the machine-side connector going to igniter.
Then you need to replace the timer it is not sending power to the igniter.If this has been helpful please press accept.
where is that, so I can remove and go buy at parts store?
I bought this 6-month old dryer from neighbor moving away. It worked fine til now.
That is inside the control panel on top. It is what you use to set the drying time. Remove the back of the control panel to access it. Make sure you make a diagram of the wires if you are going to remove it.If this has been helpful please press accept.
I see it now.
Will go buy new one and bring back and connect one wire at time.
So that ends the dryer repair session.
I'm pleased with your help. A lot of checking to make sue what has failed.
So the DW questions? pay you for this and start all over with just ask, or stay with you?
What is the problem with the DW ?
Kenmore elite model 665.13102K902, about 5 years old. Dishes not getting clean.
some white detergent seen stopping up holes in spray arms - that was poked clear.
bottom screen all clear. manual talks about inspecting/clearing chopper and its check valve, but no pictures as to how to do that.
You need to remove the lower spray arm. Hold the wing in the center and spin it to the left it comes off. Then the piece it was attached to twist it to the right it comes off. There is a tab at the back you have to lift before you spin it. Then remove the screen. Then inside the housing on the left is a dome held with a screw remove it. That is where the chopper is. You need torques head screw drivers to do this.If this has been helpful please press accept.
got into all that, screen off. inside housing is nothing.
the low sump intake area has slit openings, but no dome or screw.
ONly a clear plug of sorts on right.
It is part # XXXXX in this break down it is there.http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/part-model/Kenmore-elite-Parts/Dishwasher-Parts/Model-66513102K902/0583/0130000/K0911166/00006?blt=06&prst=0&shdMod=66513102K902If this has been helpful please press accept.
Yes, got that one torx screwout, but can't seem to pull #8 plastic cover up.
And teh check valve teh manual mentions? and other filters?
There are no other filters other then the screen on top. Use a flat head screw driver to pop the cover off. It is just stuck. I have to leave shortly.If this has been helpful please press accept.
20 years experience
Tom Johnston, Same original; problem. No heat even though gas is live at wall.
Your timer diagnosis didn't work.
Just installed new timer, and no heat.
Checked gas and its live at wall.
Help - what could it be?
Is the igniter still not getting power ?
When I checked while you were helping me on 5/13, there was no 120V power at igniter, or when i bypassed the ceramic fuse.
Then you said it was the timer. New timer installed now and same No Heat.
I checked and gas is live at wall.
Any ideas to try this weekend? Won't get back into it until tonight.
Beside the fuse is a thermostat try by passing it.
I'll try that tonight and let you know. I assume this is all 120V, as my voltage meter doesn't do small volts, only 120v and up.
Yes it is all 120.
talk to you later when I've bypassed the t-stat prbably tonight.
Ok talk later.
Tom Johnston, You on line?
Got dryer open. T-Sata has two red and one dark violet and one light violet going to it.
Which wires to connect together to bypass teh t-stat?
Relist: Incomplete answer.help diagnose teh lack of voltage to igniter.Need to know how to bypass teh t-stat - white/red, red, light violet, dark violet all going to teh t-stat.
Hello,Thanks for using Justanswer.com I will be helping you today. The part that failed is most likely the thermal cut out it is located on the back closer to the top on the burner tube. Check both for continuity. I replace these allot and pretty positive this is your problem.They are a kit and need to be changed together and they come with directions. Part 280010
15 year factory certified major appliance tech
Sorry i was not on line when you needed me. Did you get it taken care of yet.
The diagnosis fron Standard Appliance was right on.
YOu never mentioned these temp safeties to check them, you said teh timer was bad after teh ceramic fuse checked out OK.
HOw to split $ with you & standard applince or just say thanks to him for helping you?
LOL.. I'm glad you got it fixed! The joy of being right Means more than the money..I'm sure one day Ill forget something and someone will have my back..Have a good day and thank for using Justanswer.com
Both you guys are the best.
This is such a good resource for Owner's with some fix-it talent.
I assume this is covered with the first $45 I paid to finally get the right answer?
I've got to return the $120 timer, refund is minus shipping both ways and restock fee.
Thanks again to both of you,
No you won't be charged again..have a good day