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MelTheScorpio

02:39PM | 12/12/07
Member Since: 10/31/07
6 lifetime posts
Bvelectrical
I install a new ignitor on my Kenmore dryer because the old one broke. After installing the new ignitor the dryer still wont heat up. What can I check or do to correst this problem?

DanO

06:50PM | 12/12/07
Member Since: 11/11/02
2271 lifetime posts
** Kenmore dryer **

I'm afraid that is not enough information to identify the appliance in question. What is needed is its exact model number.

You can find tips for locating the model and serial number identification tag on your appliances at the following link:

- Model Number Tag Search

LINK > www.appliance411.com/parts/tagsearch.cgi

** After installing the new ignitor the dryer still wont heat up. **

Does the ignitor ever glow??

Dan O.

www.Appliance411.com/parts/?ref411=Kenmore+Dryer

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MelTheScorpio

05:51PM | 01/03/08
Member Since: 10/31/07
6 lifetime posts
Model/Stock# 110-97551220 - 75512

DanO

08:58PM | 01/03/08
Member Since: 11/11/02
2271 lifetime posts
How about the answer to this question:

Does the ignitor ever glow??

Dan O.

www.Appliance411.com/parts/?ref411=Kenmore+Dryer

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MelTheScorpio

01:55PM | 01/07/08
Member Since: 10/31/07
6 lifetime posts
The ignitor nevers glows!

DanO

08:34AM | 01/08/08
Member Since: 11/11/02
2271 lifetime posts
Than someone has a lot of checking to do. :/

One of the first things that might need testing is to see whether power is getting to the gas burner assembly when the dryer is calling for heat. If it WAS getting power, than checking the components of the burner itself would be required.

If the burner was NOT getting power, checking the components of the temperature control circuit would be required. An open thermal fuse might be most suspect.

- Kenmore 110.97551220 Thermal Fuse

LINK > www.appliance411.com/data.php?ap=AP3132867

You might get lucky and the problem could just be a broken ignitor (see the following link) which should be able to be determined with just a simple continuity test of it.

- Kenmore 110.97551220 Replacement Burner Ignitor

LINK > www.appliance411.com/data.php?ap=AP3094138

(The original could look different)

JMO

Dan O.

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MelTheScorpio

08:25AM | 06/08/08
Member Since: 10/31/07
6 lifetime posts
Power is getting to the ignitor! Gas line valve has been open back up! What else can i check?

DanO

09:18AM | 06/08/08
Member Since: 11/11/02
2271 lifetime posts
If these two statements of yours are correct, "Power is getting to the ignitor" and "the ignitor nevers glows", than logic would suggest you must have a defective ignitor.

- Kenmore 110.97551220 Burner Ignitor

LINK > www.appliance411.com/data.php?ap=AP3094138

JMO

Dan O.

www.Appliance411.com/parts/?ref411=Kenmore+Dryer

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MelTheScorpio

10:22AM | 06/08/08
Member Since: 10/31/07
6 lifetime posts
Thanks for the links and infromation. Based on the links, logic tells me that there is no way to test the ignitor, correct?

DanO

12:02PM | 06/08/08
Member Since: 11/11/02
2271 lifetime posts
** is there no way to test the ignitor **

It can be tested for continuity or resistance. It would have to have infinite or really high resistance (ie. no continuity) to not glow *at all* when powered. If it had any resistance it should glow when powered.

JMO

Dan O.

www.Appliance411.com/parts/?ref411=Kenmore+Dryer

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