Model #11087683810 KENMORE Residential Dryer

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Q:

Changed the ignighter and now it will run for a short time 11087683810 Kenmore Gas dryer

A:

Thank you for the inquiry and for using ManageMyLife.com. I am sorry to hear of the burner ignition issue you are experiencing with the dryer, I know how frustrating that is, especially since you've just replaced the ignitor and it didn't solve the issue.

It definitely sounds as though we are having a gas issue occur within the dryer. A gas dryer works by blowing air through a burner assembly which heats the air, using a gas valve, ignitor and a flame sensor. Within the ignitor are ignition coils that function to take energy from the ignitor and channel it into opening the gas valve so the gas can flow through.

If either of the valve coils are no longer operable, they may not be opening the gas valve to allow the gas to come into the equation, or they may act sporadic at best. If you suspect you have this problem, test it by checking the ignitor when the dryer is on. If the ignitor glows for several seconds when powered up, then goes out, the problem is probably the ignition coils. Use a multitester to test the coils for resistance. The multitester should change from a reading of infinity to roughly 1,300 ohms when applied to the coil. If the reading stays at infinity or is substantially different from 1,300 ohms, it is an indication the coils need to be replaced. I suspect that is going to be our issue.

For convenience purposes, I have included a blue link below that you may click on to be directed to the PartsDirect page to view and purchase the kit if needed.

Gas Coil Kit for model 11087683810

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Jeff Wallace Sr -
Sears Technician
August 12, 2013
A:

Thank you for the response and for using ManageMyLife.com.

The reason I didn't think it was the thermostat and thermal fuse was because once the thermostat trips the thermal fuse, which is non resettable, the heat wouldn't come back on at all until the thermal fuse is replaced.

I would check the exhaust venting at the bottom rear of the dryer and do a very thorough cleaning of the lint duct and the vent leading outside of the home.  If there is a venting restriction, the flame is not going to stay on very long. The high limit thermostat could trip and shut off the heat if there is not adequate air flow. To test for a restriction in the vent system, temporarily take the vent hose off at the back of the dryer and start the dryer with a damp load of clothes. If the burner stays on long enough to reach 150 degrees at the exhaust, the problem is a restricted vent system. NOTE: Do not leave the vent hose disconnected. This could be the issue, and a simple cleaning may do the trick.

If you want to cover your bases on this, the thermal fuse can be tested with an ohm meter for continuity. It should have measure 0 ohms or continuity. The thermostat heater should have a resistance reading of 5600-8400 ohms. If that the test doesn't match with these specs, they should be replaced. I wish you all the best on the troubleshooting, and reply back with your results and we can take it from there.

If you have any further questions or inquiries, please don't hesitate to ask. Thank you for using ManageMyLife.com.

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Jeff Wallace Sr -
Sears Technician
August 12, 2013
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I changed the ignighter and now it lights up then goes out 11087683810 Kenmore Gas dryer

A:

Thank you for the inquiry and for using ManageMyLife.com. I am sorry to hear of the burner ignition issue you are experiencing with the dryer, I know how frustrating that is, especially since you've just replaced the ignitor and it didn't solve the issue.

It definitely sounds as though we are having a gas issue occur within the dryer. A gas dryer works by blowing air through a burner assembly which heats the air, using a gas valve, ignitor and a flame sensor. Within the ignitor are ignition coils that function to take energy from the ignitor and channel it into opening the gas valve so the gas can flow through.

If either of the valve coils are no longer operable, they may not be opening the gas valve to allow the gas to come into the equation, or they may act sporadic at best. If you suspect you have this problem, test it by checking the ignitor when the dryer is on. If the ignitor glows for several seconds when powered up, then goes out, the problem is probably the ignition coils. Use a multitester to test the coils for resistance. The multitester should change from a reading of infinity to roughly 1,300 ohms when applied to the coil. If the reading stays at infinity or is substantially different from 1,300 ohms, it is an indication the coils need to be replaced. I suspect that is going to be our issue.

For convenience purposes, I have included a blue link below that you may click on to be directed to the PartsDirect page to view and purchase the kit if needed.

Gas Coil Kit for model 11087683810

If you have any further questions or inquiries, please don't hesitate to ask. Thank you for using ManageMyLife.com.

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Jeff Wallace Sr -
Sears Technician
August 12, 2013
A:

Could it be the thermostat on the outside wall of the burner box???

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jim -
August 12, 2013
A:

Why would the gas light off every time as long as it is cold and drops out when it heats up. Could this be because of the coils?

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jim -
August 12, 2013
A:

Thank you for the response and for using ManageMyLife.com.

The reason I didn't think it was the thermostat and thermal fuse was because once the thermostat trips the thermal fuse, which is non resettable, the heat wouldn't come back on at all until the thermal fuse is replaced.

I would check the exhaust venting at the bottom rear of the dryer and do a very thorough cleaning of the lint duct and the vent leading outside of the home.  If there is a venting restriction, the flame is not going to stay on very long. The high limit thermostat could trip and shut off the heat if there is not adequate air flow. To test for a restriction in the vent system, temporarily take the vent hose off at the back of the dryer and start the dryer with a damp load of clothes. If the burner stays on long enough to reach 150 degrees at the exhaust, the problem is a restricted vent system. NOTE: Do not leave the vent hose disconnected. This could be the issue, and a simple cleaning may do the trick.

If you want to cover your bases on this, the thermal fuse can be tested with an ohm meter for continuity. It should have measure 0 ohms or continuity. The thermostat heater should have a resistance reading of 5600-8400 ohms. If that the test doesn't match with these specs, they should be replaced. I wish you all the best on the troubleshooting, and reply back with your results and we can take it from there.

If you have any further questions or inquiries, please don't hesitate to ask. Thank you for using ManageMyLife.com.

 

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Jeff Wallace Sr -
Sears Technician
August 12, 2013
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