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burner lights for 10 seconds then shuts off.

by Manage My Life Last activity date:
August 16th, 2010

Kenmoore gas dryer model # 110. 94832200. gas burner ignites then will shut off after several seconds.
need to locate temp sensor

Dryers , Gas Grills , Washers
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Mark T
In the details, you did not state if the flame would come back on in a minute or two. If the flame comes back on and then back off after ten seconds the problem is most likely a venting problem. A simple test is to pull the dryer out and disconnect the vent. Start the dyer without a load and see if the flame stays on. If the flame stays on the problem is venting. If the vent is short, you can clean it with a shop vac. if you have a long vent you might have to call a vent cleaning company to clean the vent.

If the flame does not stay on the problem could be a few different things. The burner has a thermostat on the top that will turn the flame off it gets to hot. The dryer has a flame sensor that detects the flame. The flame sensor is not a high failure part.

If the flame goes out and does not come back on the coils are most likely the cause of the problem. I have provided you with the instructions for accessing the dryer below. If you need further assistance, please submit more details.
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by Mark T
August 16th, 2010
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afritz afritz
Knowing exactly what is wrong with a dreyer can be a bit confusing. I have taken the time to further your search here on Manage My Life and noticed that someone else had asked a similar question with a posted response from an expert. I have attached the link below if you are interested in viewing. Hope this helps, good luck!
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August 15th, 2010
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