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Offline BsA

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Crosley gas dryer
« on: March 20, 2009, 11:16:04 AM »
I'm having a little trouble trying to figure out how to get to the igniter on this model. Any ideas how to locate and test the igniter would be helpful, thank you.

Model CDG20T6W

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Re: Crosley gas dryer
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2009, 11:34:46 AM »
You begin on newer models by pushing in on the spring clips on top to release the top OR you remove 2 screws at the base of the front and then pull the panel from the bottom towards you.Make sure their are not screws on bottom before attempting to remove the top clips.
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Re: Crosley gas dryer
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2009, 11:39:13 AM »
The heat is regulated with a Klixon mounted next to the blower housing near the vent pipe so it can judge the temperature of the air coming out of the drum. Right next to it is a melting type fuse. If the dryer runs and gets too hot the fuse will melt.But the dryer will still run. So if the fuse is good (continuity) and the dryer control (cycle) thermostat is also good then you should have power going to the gas valve assembly when the machine is running unless the timer is in the no heat or wrinkle free/cool down mode. When the gas valve assembly is energized the flame sensor mounted outside the burner chamber detects the heat from the ignitor. When the heat is very intense then the sensor shuts down the igniter
and that frees up the power so that the coils can be fully energised and open the gas gates. The gas comes out and hits the red hot igniter and you have ignition. It stays on for maybe 2 or 3 minutes or until the control thermostat is satisfied and shuts down power to the gas valve assembly. So...
 If your gas dryer has a good flame sensor and a good igniter AND the dryer will work some and quit, replace the gas operator coils. The coils get hot and quit on these machines when they get a little age on them. It is aggrevating because it is a hard to diagnose thing. But well worth the 20 bucks.
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