Gas Dryer Repair

Gas Dryer Repair Guide
September 13, 2014 – 08:14 am

On most GE dryers you can observe the burner by placing a mirror under the right front of the dryer. You will not see everything clearly but you can see the glow from the igniter and the light from the flame. Avoid removing the front to observe the burner if at all possible.

What should happen if the dryer is working properly is the igniter should glow red for 30 seconds or a minute, then the igniter should cut off and the flame should light. When the igniter turns off you should hear a loud clicking noise. If this happens but it still takes a long time to dry clothes, check your dryer vent because it’s probably the problem.

Igniter

The igniter is the most likely problem and it is an easy do-it-yourself gas dryer repair. If when you preformed the test I described above and the igniter didn’t glow red after a minute or so, then you need to check the igniter. To check the igniter, first disconnect power from the dryer. Then remove the front off the dryer (unless you can work from the small access door in the front). Now unplug the igniter and using your , check to see if you have continuity between the two wires going to the igniter. If you don’t, the igniter is bad and needs replacing. If you do have continuity, the problem could be the flame sensor. Ignitors can be found at

Source: www.appliance-repair-it.com
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