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Offline otleong

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Kenmore 70 Series Gas Dryer - NO HEAT
« on: June 03, 2010, 02:22:28 PM »
My Kenmore 70 Series Gas Dryer is about 6 years old.  It recently quit on me.  It is not producing any heat. It tumbles and the timer dial advaces. I have checked the Thermal Fuse, Cycling Thermostat, Hi Limit Thermostat, and Flame Sensor, all indicated continuity.

I suspected that either the holding or the secondary coil (gas valve/solenoid, the terms seems to get me) is causing problem. The one coil with three (3) terminals, I tested all three terminal, meaning any combinations, one of the terminal indicated open circuit when it is part of the testing. Is this normal? Does it mean it needs to be replaced?

Also, is there anything else that I missed and need to check for continuity? Please advice. Thank you for any help you can render as I am a rookie trying to learn here.

Model 110.72722101

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Re: Kenmore 70 Series Gas Dryer - NO HEAT
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2010, 03:03:25 PM »
Terminal 1to3 550 ohms.........1to2 1350 ohms.....2to3 1900 ohms and 4to5 1300 ohms.
All terminals should read continuity.
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Re: Kenmore 70 Series Gas Dryer - NO HEAT
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2010, 04:08:48 PM »
After it has operated and quit then check for those ohms readings or just replace em

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