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Offline erichef

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Kenmore Gas Dryer Ignition Issue
« on: January 18, 2015, 04:11:13 PM »

Model Number: 11087692800   Brand: Kenmore   Age: More than 10 years   
Hi, I have a Kenmore Gas Dryer, Model 11087692800. We noticed a smell of gas coming from the vent so I opened the front lower panel and watched as I started a cycle.

The igniter/glow rod lights up and after a few seconds the light from the glow rod begins to fade,
---I hear a click and the glow rod goes completely out.
---I smell gas.
After a minute the glow rod lights again, a few seconds later the glow begins to fade,
---I hear a click and the gas lights blue and the glow rod goes completely out.
---By now the gas smell has dissipated.
The dryer continues on the cycle and dries the clothes fine.

I checked the resistance/continuity of the igniter and the flame sensor. Both checked good while at room temp.

I have also replaced the coils.

Why won't the gas ignite on the first attempt? What's next?

Offline dab147315

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Re: Kenmore Gas Dryer Ignition Issue
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2015, 09:58:20 AM »
Sounds like you need the complete gas valve assembly.


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