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Bob Schauer, Home Appliance Technician
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Ihave a kenmore gas dryer model XXXXXXXXXXX I push the start

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Ihave a kenmore gas dryer model XXXXXXXXXXX I push the start button and the gas burner ignighter glows but dose not fire. could the radiant sensor be not working
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Bob Schauer replied 8 years ago.
HelloCustomer my name isXXXXX most auto ignition systems the glow bar itself is the sensor as it reaches hi intensity a micro amp is allowed to flow and it is what lets the valve know that it can open the main gas control. I think the least expensive way to go is try replacing the ignitor as the old one may not supply the needed currant. If that doesn't solve the problem then I would look at the gas valve itself. I hope this will help you and I thank you for using Just Answer. Bob
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Customer: replied 8 years ago.

Thanks bob I'll try that. I'm curios about the radiant sensors roll.

Expert:  Bob Schauer replied 8 years ago.
I am not sure what your referring to as "radiant sensor"? Bob
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
It is on the kenmore body parts list #338906 and located on the burner tube
Expert:  Bob Schauer replied 8 years ago.
Thank you for the ACCEPT. Bob