Gas dryer stopped drying [video]

by Samurai Appliance Repair Man on April 19, 2012

in Dryer Repair, Repair Video

Your Name: Corey

Type of Appliance: Dryer

Brand: Roper

Model Number: RGS7646KQ2

Your Precious Words:
s/n MM2102599 8yr old gas dryer that tenants say slowly stopped drying the clothes until now they don’t dry at all, still turns, no flame thru peep hole and I don’t hear any clicking where it would be trying to ignite. Gas is flowing to the dryer I know. Please advise which parts I should buy. Replaced igniter, etc in my home’s dryer, so familar with repair which I plan to do. thx. corey

Hi Corey,

Sounds like a couple of things going on here. First, the “slowly stopped drying the clothes” part of your question makes me think we’re dealing with a bad venting issue. This screencast explains what’s going on with that:

As for the stopped drying part of your problem, there are two common culprits in gas dryers: the thermal fuse and the gas valve coils.

If indeed you have a bad vent as explained in the screencast above, then the thermal fuse probably finally blew.

Here’s the part link to the thermal fuse with a 365-day return policy ==> http://www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/Thermal-Fuse/3392519/2986?RCAID=24038

This video shows you how to test the thermal fuse to see if it’s bad:

If the thermal fuse tests good, then you probably need to replace the gas valve coils. An easy check for this is to see if the ignitor starts glowing up when you first start the cycle but then you hear a click and the ignitor stops glowing. This is a sure sign of bad gas valve coils.

Here’s the part link to the gas valve coils with a 365-day return policy ==> http://www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/Gas-Valve-Solenoid/279834/3479?RCAID=24038

And this video shows you how to replace them:

If the gas valve coils and the thermal fuse both check out good, then check the ignitor. This video shows you how:

And here’s the part link to the ignitor with a 365-day return policy ==> http://www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/Dryer-Igniter/279311/3415?RCAID=24038

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