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Offline bluejean

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estate gas dryer
« on: August 20, 2013, 11:39:17 AM »
I have a no thrills Estate gas dryer the flame will stay on for 30 seconds then drops off. I cleaned the whole entire dryer inside and out. Pulled off vent tube, same problem. The glow plug will just recycle turning on and off without turning on the flame. I replaced the coils, and that didn't help. Tested all the sensors for continuity, and they tested all good. This dryer doesn't have a circut board just a timer switch. Help!

Offline theoldstoveguy

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Re: estate gas dryer
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2013, 04:42:41 PM »
Sounds like the sensor next to the ignitor 338906 I have seen 2 in the last 6 months.

Offline bluejean

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Re: estate gas dryer
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2013, 08:50:47 PM »
I thought the flame sensor all you needed to do is test for continuity. Even if you have continuity it can fail to hold a flame?

Offline theoldstoveguy

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Re: estate gas dryer
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2013, 09:54:15 PM »
Don't ask me why but it worked ,I am guessing it would open and close again drawing current away from the coil shutting the gas off.

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