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PartSelect Number PS11740673
This valve comes with electrical solenoids/coils.
This part works with the following brands: Whirlpool, Admiral, Estate, Inglis, Kenmore, KitchenAid, Roper, Maytag, Crosley, Jenn-Air, Hardwick, Magic Chef, Amana, Caloric & Glenwood.
This part fixes the following symptoms:
I noticed that the igniter would glow white hot for about 5 to 10 seconds, but would only ignite every once in a while. I decided that it was probably the gas valve that was bad. I removed the wires to the igniter and valve, and removed the two screws that secured the valve to the frame. I accidentally bumped the igniter as I removed the valve from the dryer - it broke! The igniter is extremely delicate, be careful not to touch it. When the new valve and igniter came in, I swapped some of the mounting hardware and installed the valve and igniter. I reattached the wires. The dryer fired up immediately - it was an easy fix.
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To be more precise, the clothes weren't getting dry and there was some sort of vibration sound coming out of the dryer. I removed the front panel (by removing the 4 front screws (2 in the door and 2 on the opposite side). I then ran the dryer while inspecting the innards. I notice that the igniter was lighting but was failing to start the gas flame. I could smell a little gas during this period so I know that gas was available but was not getting released in the correct amount. This told me that the gas valve we malfunctioning. I remove the gas valve and broke the igniter (it's fragile so be careful). Some other contributer did the same thing :(I replace both the igniter and gas valve and presto... it was fixed. My wife was impressed and I looked good. I guess that's all that matters :)
Let me give a little background first for those trying to diagnose their dryer issue. My dryer was turning on and running but the clothes were not drying. From everything i read I thought it was going to just be the IGNITER (part# 304970 [Partselect# PS373025]), but when I opened the dryer and watched it worked I saw that the igniter was working fine and the gas was coming on. This made me think that it is was the HIGH LIMIT THERMOSTAT (# 3033950 [Partselect# PS2029366]). I replaced this and got no real change other than the gas would stay on a bit longer at the start. So I replaced the other TEMPERATURE CONTROL THERMISTOR (# 3072080 [Partselect# PS2030068]) but this had no effect. I then went back to my original thought of the igniter and replaced it with no improvement. My dryer was still running and only occasionally lighting the gas to heat up the drum, the clothes would eventually dry after a much longer than normal time. After reading some other stories I decided to try the GAS VALVE WITH COILS. I ordered the part and was surprised when it arrived at my house the next day. I took out the four screws in the front panel which are accessed by opening the door to the dryer. I shut off the gas and removed the igniter to avoid any accidents with it. Unscrew the gas line from the old valve, remove two screws in bottom of unit to remove it from the dryer. Turn it over and remove two small screws to remove old valve from housing. Now take your new valve and do the opposite. Set in the housing, screw in the two small screws, place in dryer and replace two screws to hold in place. Screw gas line onto new valve and replace igniter. Turn on the gas and give it a test run. My dryer fired right and for the first time in a long time the whole dryer actually got warm.
Removed screws in hinges and on opposite side inside the door to remove the front panel.You can put the door back on at this point to run the dryer with the burner exposed. At this point I could tell that the igniter was working and the gas valve would occasionally work so that burner would fire. The valve only seemed to work when everything was completely cooled down. I first replaced only the solenoid coils on top of the valve, this did not fix the problem. When I replaced the entire valve the problem was fixed.Replacing the valve is easy.1) Unplug dryer from wall outlet2) Turn off gas supply cutoff valve3) Remove door and front panel4) Unplug wires from solenoid coil terminals. There are two coils on top of the valve body.5) Remove gas line from valve body.6) Remove two screws which secure the bracket holding the valve body and burner nozzle to the bottom of the dryer cabinet.7) Remove two screws which secure the valve to the bracket.8) Reverse the procedure for installation of new valve.
The good: No need to pull out dryer beyond point where (wall) gas valve could be shut off.The gotcha: Be sure to wear thick leather gloves to protect your hands. I discovered sharp edges the hard way!The tip: To loosen gas valve inlet nut and to remove gas pipe from valve, use a bottom-to-top wrench motion. Despite threads being right-handed, this counter-intuitive operation (the thinking is that you are tightening the nut instead of loosening it) is necessary due to nut being located on the valve rather than the gas pipe which reverses the context. The ending: Wife is happy to be back in the drying business and I'm happy just to have her happy not to mention saving a little $ in the process! Thanks PartSelect.com!!!
removed the screws and disconnected the wires and replaced the old unite with the new one
Removed front of dryer, removed 3 screws from bracket mounted on bottom holding gas valve assembly, removed nozzle from assembly. Removed 2 screws that held gas valve assembly to bracket. Replaced with new gas valve assembly and dryer works fine
shut off gas to dryer took apart the old and installed the new gas valve and glow coil.
Easy yo replace the gas valve. TURN OFF THE GAS. Remove dryer door and the 2 screws holding the bumpers on the left side of the door opening, then pull the dryer front forward at the top. Unplug the 2 electrical coils. Unplug the igniter. Disconnect the gas connection union. Remove 2 hold down screws from the bottom. Pull the burner assembly out of the dryer (BE VERY CAREFUL OF THE IGNITER - DON"T TOUCH). Remove 2 small screws holding gas valve to burner. Reverse process to re-assemble.
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