Model #41EN-2W-30 Magic Chef range (gas)

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Question and Answers

Q:

Why does the flame go out on my dryer after 30 seconds?

A:

If you are testing the dryer with no clothes in it, I recommend that you fill the dryer with a medium load of wet laundry (towels). This may cause the dryer to cycle properly. Also, replace the bottom front service panel before testing the burner operation. Since this is a gas dryer, it will normally need to be vented properly to the outside of the home. For a short test of the heating system, you can ventilate the laundry room as much as possible and remove the flexible vent hose behind the dryer to check the cycling temperature of the dryer. Make sure that the lint screen is clean. If you use dryer softener sheets, you may need to wash the lint screen with water and a soft bristle brush to remove any softener residue that could be on the lint screen. With a medium load of wet laundry in the dryer, start a heated cycle and monitor the temperature of the air coming out of the exhaust in the back of the dryer. On the high heat setting, the dryer should heat to about 150 degrees and then should cycle between 130 and 150 degrees. If the dryer is heating and cycling properly during this brief test, then it may be okay. If it only ignites the burner once or twice and then quits heating, you could have weak gas valve coils. The wiring diagram for your dryer is shown in the first image below with the heater circuit highlighted in red. The second image shows the theory of operation for the gas valve assembly. This information may help you determine the cause of your dryer problem. NOTE: Be sure to reassemble the exhaust vent system to the outside of your home following this brief test.

If the dryer is heating but the cycling temperature on high heat is well below the 150 degree range, you may need to replace the operating thermostat.

Be sure that you unplug the dryer to disconnect electrical power when accessing internal components.

If you need parts, you can order them from the Sears PartsDirect website. There is a kit that has both gas valve coils that is lower priced then buying the separately if this is the part that you need. The gas valve kit part number is 279834.

If you need more help, resubmit your question with additional details.

If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website: Sears Home Services .

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
April 08, 2010
Q:

dryer runs for 30 the stops

A:

Your details are not that clear to me. It sounds like you are indicating that the dryer only runs for 30 seconds and then stops. This could be caused by a friction problem or a bad drive motor. Excessive lint around the drive motor could cause it to overheat and stop.

With the dryer empty, open the door and manually spin the drum counterclockwise to check for excessive friction. The drum will have some resistance since the belt is around the motor pulley but you should be able to rotate it with reasonable ease. If you detect excessive friction, you will probably need to unplug the dryer and open the cabinet to check the internal components.

If you detect no excessive friction, then you will probably need to check the drive motor.

These general tips may help. If you need more assistance, reply with additional details and the full model number of your dryer.

If you need parts, you can order them from the Sears PartsDirect website.

If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website: Sears Home Services .

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
March 15, 2011
Q:

30 " electric range

A:

Thank you for your question and I understand your concern.

Based on your symptom and details the surface burner switch is faulty and not the surface burner.

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
April 18, 2011