The dryer drum turned ok, but the gas heat did not start.

ApplianceGeneral Electric Dryer


Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair1- 2 hours

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Screw drivers

Gary L. From Freeport, IL

Jul 29, 2011

61 out of 84 people found this instruction helpful

First I found and watched three videos on how to open the dryer and replace the igniter.
Then I opened the dryer, but I did not remove the belt as suggested in the video, and then I removed the ignitor and flame detecter as the videos had shown.
I got on-line and ordered the new parts from PartsSelect in the afternoon and had them in my hands the next morning by 9:30 am.
I installed the new parts and everything worked fine again. You must be very careful with the igniter to not touch it with hands or anything else. I practiced puting in the old parts first.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Heat Detector

Part Number: PS268031

In Stock

Igniter with Bracket and Wire Harness

Part Number: PS268186

In Stock