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 Posted: Mon Nov 15th, 2010 06:26 pm
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I've cleaned out the lint throughout the dryer and vent system, but when I
connect the vent pipe dryer will heat, then shut off after
about 10-15 seconds. If I disconnect the vent, the gas flame stays
lit.  I've swapped the thermister.

Is this indicative of a faulty coil?

 

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acehoser wrote: ... If I disconnect the vent, the gas flame stays lit.... 

Is this indicative of a faulty coil?

indicative of a clogged Vent

 
Dryer Vent

Vent should be rigid metal.

Short lengths of flexible metal may be OK, if not crimped when moving the Dryer into place.

NO plastic

NO PVC

NO screws

Foil Duct Tape is OK.

With an empty load, Timed Dry, High Heat,
the vent temperature should cycle somewhere between 135F and 160F

 

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thanks for your reply.  I've cleaned out the vent pipes thoroughly, but am still having the flame out problem.  Assuming the ventilation is good, any suggestions?

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If your sure it stays on with the Vent disconnected,
then it would seem to be a Vent problem or a low air-flow problem (Blower)

Check the temperatures ..



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