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Offline jnkslr

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Kenmore Series 70 Gas Dry - Intermittent Heat
« on: August 29, 2010, 07:20:02 PM »

My Kenmore Series 70 gas dryer (Model #11074722400) is experiencing heating problems.

From a cold start, the ignition coil glows, I get flame and heat for about 5 minutes, after that the flame stops, heat stops and the dry just keeps running.

Then if I stop and restart the dryer the ignition coil glows, but I never get any flame at all.

If I stop the dryer and wait about 10-15 min then start it again, the ignition coil glows, I get flame and heat for about 5 minutes, heat stops and the dry just keeps running.

From the research I have done so far I believe I need to replace the Gas Valve Coil and/or the Thermal Fuse.  I am not 100% sure about needing either or where I can buy them. Oh, I opened the dry and cleaned it out... nothing changed, same behavior.

I'd really appreciate any feedback about the symptoms, cause of the problem and where to buy parts online, etc.

Thanks!

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Re: Kenmore Series 70 Gas Dry - Intermittent Heat
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2010, 07:58:40 PM »
The coils come in a set.

WHIRLPOOL 279834 Coil Kit for Dryer Gas Valve (2 Coils, New Style), AP3094251




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Re: Kenmore Series 70 Gas Dry - Intermittent Heat
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2010, 09:32:31 AM »
Thanks!  I just ordered that part.   :)

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Re: Kenmore Series 70 Gas Dry - Intermittent Heat
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2010, 07:25:22 PM »
Just got the coils and installed them... the dryer is working perfectly now!!!  JWWebster, thank you again!

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Re: Kenmore Series 70 Gas Dry - Intermittent Heat
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2010, 09:05:38 PM »
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