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Gas in Kenmore Gas Clothes Dryer turns on and off, loses heat

December 11, 2009

Question: My Kenmore Gas Clothes Dryer, Model number 11072822101, cycles on and heats normally for about 5 – 10 minutes but when the gas cycles on it goes for about 10 seconds and then stops. After about ¬†¬†break a minute it then tries again. During this time the dryer tumbles and the blower blows normally, just no heat. I have opened up the dryer and cleaned it out and suspect that I must change out some sensor, but I don’t know which one to replace.

Answer: There are two small coils on the gas valve. There is a good chance that one of them is getting hot after awhile and stops working. Then after it cools down for a bit it works again.

The coils can be bought in a set and should both be replaced at the same time. Sometimes you can run the dryer until it stops heating, then feel the coils to see if one of them is getting hot or if you have an ohm meter, test it.

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