How to Check the Burner Components in a Gas Dryer

by Samurai Appliance Repair Man on September 19, 2006

in Dryer Repair

The radiant sensor, ignitor, and valve coils should all show continuity. The ignitor will have a resistance in the range of 100-300 ohms and will increase as the ignitor gets older.

The Mysteries of Gas Dryer Burner Components Revealed!

The resistances of the coils will be higher. This page has detailed explanations and specs on the valve coils.

Checking the Components in a Gas Dryer

The only component not shown in the photo above is the high limit thermostat, which is attached further down the burner cone, shown here.

As always, click the thumbnails for the larger view. Can you believe I have lots of grasshoppers reading this post who didn’t know to do that until just now? :lol:

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