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The Kenmore Elite HE3 is 7.2 cu. ft. capacity electric dryer by Kenmore.

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Kenmore Elite HE3 Gas Dryer not heating


I have a Kenmor Elite HE3 and the dryer isn't working properly. The dryer flame will ignite come on for about 5 mins and then turn off. It will never turn back on again. The drum turns perfectly fine. I did a continuety test on all these items listed on the repairclinic website: http://www.repairclinic.com/RepairHelp/H...

All the parts seems to work fine following the steps of the test. Is there anything else I can try? I really hope it's not the electronic control boards.

Please help!


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My dryer goes on but does not give any heat, how do you fix it. Burner doesn't light


Sharon, this is a different issue, try posting your own question.


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I appreciate this answer is a little late, but it may help other users with the same problem.

My Kenmore dryer would ignite for the first cycle but although the igniter would heat up for the next cycles, no gas was released. I replaced the coils to no avail. I than replaced the igniter because some internet advisors suggested that the igniter may not be working optimally, this did not fix the issue. I purchased a used gas valve and fitted it, the only difficult part was getting the incoming gas pipe to release from the threads on the existing valve. I ended up heating the valve a little around the gas pipe and the threads finally turned.

The replaced gas valve worked perfectly and the dryer has been functioning perfectly now for 2 weeks. Being a tinkerer I took apart the replaced gas valve and the found the main piston, which sits inside the solenoid tube was covered in black soot like some of the gas had ignited in the valve. I believe the soot was affecting the operation of the solenoid and the first valve was not opening.

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Thanks so much for your input on this. You have no idea of how many people look at these old questions. Just my answers get a million and a half hits a month. So a lot of folks are looking ;-)


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