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

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belt from motor, the dyer...
dryer will not ignite with the drive belt on, once you remove belt from motor, the dyer will ignite.
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S.E.Thomas, Home Appliance Technician
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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?

JACUSTOMER-55rugbfv- :

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?

JACUSTOMER-55rugbfv- :

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.

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S.E.Thomas :

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

JACUSTOMER-55rugbfv- :

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

JACUSTOMER-55rugbfv- :

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?

JACUSTOMER-55rugbfv- :

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?

JACUSTOMER-55rugbfv- :

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












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