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Author Topic: Ceramic type ignitor for gas dryer  (Read 390 times)

Offline Thorning

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Ceramic type ignitor for gas dryer
« on: November 11, 2020, 03:30:49 PM »

 All of the gas dryers I have worked on over the last 8  or more years use an ignitor that is made of a ceramic material that is very brittle. A slight mishandling of these will result in breakage. Is there an alternate type of ignitor used for gas dryers on the market that is reliable and affordable ?

Offline DaleCaskanette

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Re: Ceramic type ignitor for gas dryer
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2020, 04:46:53 PM »
Unfortunately no

Offline Blaiser

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Re: Ceramic type ignitor for gas dryer
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2020, 07:21:20 AM »
You have to handle and install these with great care. I stopped using an impact gun and literally use a 1/4" ratchet wrench with short socket to install!

Offline Thorning

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Re: Ceramic type ignitor for gas dryer
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2020, 09:35:29 AM »
I also use a short handle ratchet to remove these when necessary. I recall seeing a  piezo electric ignitor on gas grills and wondered if that would work on a dryer but since it is only a momentary spark I am not sure . Any info about that type of device ?