How to Install a Dryer Gas Valve Coil Kit

 

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This DIY dryer repair guide gives step-by-step instructions for how to replace the gas valve coils on a gas dryer. The valve coils open the gas valves while the dryer is running. If the dryer heats initially but then stops heating, the problem is usually the gas valve coils. That's because weak coils can open the valves when you first start the dryer, but when the burner cycles off and then tries to light again, weak coils can't open the valves correctly. Replace the failed valve coils with the manufacturer-approved replacement part.

Some dryer models require removing the dryer drum to reach the valve coils. Here's a repair guide that shows how to remove a dryer drum.

This procedure works for Kenmore, Whirlpool, Maytag, Amana, Roper, Crosley and Estate gas dryers with a lint screen housing located in the top cabinet panel. Although the procedure for opening the dryer cabinet differs, you also can use the same basic repair steps to replace gas valve coils in Frigidaire, GE and Electrolux models.

Repair difficulty:
     
Time required:

Less than 90 min.

Parts Required

  • Gas valve coil kit

For manuals, repair guides, and specific part recommendations, enter your model number.

Tools Required

  • Nut driver set
  • Phillips screwdriver
  • Putty knife
  • Work gloves
  • Slot screwdriver
  • Vacuum cleaner or shop vac

Before you begin

Wear work gloves to protect your hands.

Instructions

 Warning: Undertaking repairs to appliances can be hazardous. Use the proper tools and safety equipment noted in the guide and follow all instructions. Do not proceed until you are confident that you understand all of the steps and are capable of completing the repair. Some repairs should only be performed by a qualified technician.

How to install a dryer gas valve coil kit

Step 1: Shut off the power and gas supply

Unplug the dryer to disconnect electrical power. Shut off the gas supply to the dryer.

Step 2: Remove the lint screen

Pull the lint screen out of the housing in the top panel of the dryer.

Step 3: Remove the lint screen housing screws

Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the 2 screws that secure the lint screen housing to the top panel.

Step 4: Raise the cabinet top

To release the clips that lock the top of the dryer in place, push a putty knife under the lid near the left and right edges of the front of the dryer. Lift the top and prop it securely against the wall behind the dryer. 

Step 5: Disconnect the door switch wire harness

Use a slot screwdriver to release the locking tab on the wire harness plug for the door switch. Disconnect the wire harness. 

Step 6: Remove the front panel

Use a 5/16" nut driver to remove the front panel mounting screws from the inside of the cabinet. Pull the front panel forward slightly, and then lift and unhook it from the 2 bottom hangers. Pull the front panel off of the dryer and set it aside.

Step 7: Remove the coils

Pull the wire harness plugs off of the valve coils. Remove the mounting screws from the mounting bracket and then pull the mounting bracket off of the top of the valve coils. Pull the valve coils off of the burner assembly.

Step 8: Install the new coils

Attach the new coils to the burner assembly. Reinstall the bracket and screw it into place the screws. Replace the wire harness plugs on the new valve coils. 

 Tip: While the cabinet is open, vacuum the dust and lint from inside the dryer cabinet.

Step 9: Reinstall the front panel

Position the front panel on the hangers at the bottom of the cabinet. Line up the mounting holes and reinstall the screws in the top of the front panel to secure it to the dryer cabinet.

Step 10: Reconnect the door switch wire harness

Plug the wire harness back into the plug on the door switch. Make sure the locking tab engages properly.

Step 11: Reassemble the dryer

Lower the top panel and snap it into place. Reinstall the screws in the lint duct housing and reinstall the lint screen.

Step 12: Restore power and the gas supply

Plug the dryer into the wall outlet. Turn on the gas supply to the dryer.