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Author Topic: Kenmore 71802 Gas Dryer won't stay hot  (Read 9243 times)

Offline Chris

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Kenmore 71802 Gas Dryer won't stay hot
« on: August 20, 2007, 07:48:09 PM »

My Kenmore gas dryer, model # 71802, won't stay hot. When the cycle first starts there is a flame. But after a short period of time the flame goes out and will not relight. I see a glow and then hear a click and the glow goes out, no flame. It was recommended I check the coils for continuity, which I did. They seem fine. I am learning as I go, and am beginning to wonder if I am over my head. Thanks for any advice!

Offline Pegi

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Re: Kenmore 71802 Gas Dryer won't stay hot
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2007, 08:07:07 PM »
The coils are electro/mechanical devices, they do not test well, if your burner lights when you first turn the dryer on while it is cold but will not re-light till the dryer has have time to cool off the coils have gotten weak and need to be replaced...

Offline Chris

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Re: Kenmore 71802 Gas Dryer won't stay hot
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2007, 07:16:47 PM »
I installed replacement coils this evening, part # 279834
Now my dryer is working fine. Thank you!

Offline Pegi

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Re: Kenmore 71802 Gas Dryer won't stay hot
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2007, 07:22:14 PM »
Cool!!  Thanks for letting us know..... :D