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 Posted: Wed Aug 1st, 2007 10:41 pm
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We, meaning my husband, recently fixed our dryer, or so we thought, using information found here.  Thank you so much for solving the mystery of the brown marks on our clothes!!  We have been putting up with that for years now and finally found out that we needed to replace the felt seal.  Our dryer came with the painted drum, not the stainless steel, so when he had it apart to fix the seal he saw that the paint was worn off and if he put a new seal on that it would just rust again right away, so there was no sense in that.  So he ordered a new drum and then put it all back together.  While he had it apart, he cleaned it all out - vacumed out the lint and even blew out the stuff that wouldn't vacuum up with an air compressor.  So now it should be like a brand new dryer and work like a charm, right?  Unfortunately, wrong.  Now it won't heat up.  :?  The husband says I should clarify and tell you that it starts to heat up.  We can hear the gas come on and the flame light, and it is just enough to get us all excited and think that it is going to work, and then it stops and it won't heat up again for the rest of the cycle. 

That has happened before.  Because our dryer is not against an ouside wall, it has quite a long exhaust hose - a foot short of the longest allowed on the installation instructions, in fact.  Because of that, sometimes the exhaust hose gets filled up with too much lint and that won't let the dryer heat.  We just clean it out and it works again.  That is not the case this time, as we (meaning my husband again) have cleaned out the whole hose.  So, what's the dealy?  I was thinking that maybe there is some kind of sensor in there that might have gotten knocked loose during the repairs.  Tim, the aformentioned husband, is a good fixer of things and says he double and triple checked all the wires before putting it back together and they were not loose.  Any ideas?  Thank you so much for your help.  :wuv:

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I'm thinking that you crimped the vent hose when you pushed the dryer back against the wall.  Pull the dryer out, disconnect the vent hose, and re-do your test.  Do tell. 



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That, or just by coincidence the gas valve coils decided to fail at the exact time you did all formentioned repairs......



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Well, we're pretty sure that the hose isn't crimped, but we will check to be sure.  We were very careful when pushing it back against the wall, but you never know....

If it is the gas valve coils, how do we know that?  Is that a part of the dryer, or is it part of where the gas comes out of the wall?  What are they and are they replaceable?  Thanks again!

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If a gas dryer heats ok for several minutes untill the heat cycles off on the thermostat then the burner will not come back on till the dryer sits for awhile and cools down this is an indication the coils on the top of the gas valve that open the valve and hold it open have gotten weak, will open the valve when cold but not when they are hot, like after the first heat cycle...these coils are located on the top of the gas valve inside of your dryer....



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Thank you to all three of you!  We will not be able to check out all these things until sometime this weekend.  If we figure out it is a crimped exhaust hose, or the gas valves, I will let you know.  If it doesn't seem like either of those things is the answer, I'll be back with more questions.  Thank you for everything so far - you guys are really great!! 

Sandy

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Well, Mr. fix-it replaced those coils last night, and now the dryer really is like brand new!!  That totally fixed the problem - thank you so much!!  I guess those had been going bad for a while now, and we just didn't realize it, because we had had more and more of those instances where it wouldn't heat and we thought it was the hose that was clogged.  We would clean out the hose and it would work for a while, but not very long.  It seemed that we were having to clean out the hose way more often than we used to, and then this last time even that didn't work.  So, obviously they were getting old and worn out for a while. 

I can't thank you all enough for your help!!  Really.  Tim is great at fixing stuff when he knows what is wrong, but sometimes it is hard to figure out what is wrong on your own.  Oh, and by the way, for anyone else who is having the same problem and wondering - it was an easy and very quick fix.  He popped off the old ones and put on the new ones and he was done and we were drying clothes in about 15 minutes.  Awesome!  Many blessings on all your houses.  Thank you again.

Sandy, your ever-grateful servant

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:tinkerbell:You are welcome, glad to help.....:)



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