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Post# 1029506   4/10/2019 at 17:09 by stricklybojack (San Diego, CA)        

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I bought this machine hoping for an easy fix but it has so far confounded me. The dryer was packed with lint when I got it, so I throughly cleaned it up and tested all components for continuity, no issues. I hooked it up to gas and nada, no heat. Machine runs as it should in all cycles, with exception of air dry, which is dead.
Could that keep the other working cycles from kicking on the burner?
Or maybe I missed something...


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Post# 1029510 , Reply# 1   4/10/2019 at 17:40 by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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open completely up....and check to make sure EVERYTHING is plugged in and attached securely....

had this once from a Kenmore gas dryer.....no power to the right lower side, for burner or igniter....

one tiny terminal on one of the sensors in the exhaust was not snug.....crimped for a better grip...and all worked since then...

if anything, then check the thermal fuses....


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Post# 1029549 , Reply# 2   4/10/2019 at 21:20 by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        

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Bad Timer


Post# 1029621 , Reply# 3   4/11/2019 at 19:05 by stricklybojack (San Diego, CA)        

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Inside of timer...no sign of arcing.


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Post# 1029624 , Reply# 4   4/11/2019 at 19:58 by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        

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There won't be much arcing on a gas dryer, the timer is thew only reason that it would not run on the air cycle but will run on the other cycles.

 

John


Post# 1029626 , Reply# 5   4/11/2019 at 20:34 by Lorainfurniture (Cleveland )        

John is right, these timers go bad so often I started stocking some of them.




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