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    Default [FIXED] Dryer burner goes out and dryer turns off

    I have a Kitchen Aid Model # KGYE660WWHO. It starts up and works properly for about 5 minutes then the flame goes out and it shuts down about 30 seconds after the flame goes out. Any one know what would cause this.
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    Jim

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    Hi Jim,

    Its either 1 of 2 things causing it.

    I had a member here a couple days ago with the same issue. If the flame is lazy and not strong, it will overheat the hi-limit thermostat and cut off prematurely, the cause is usually a vent restriction where it vents to the outside of your house.

    So first pull your dryer away from the wall, and take off your exhaust hose from the back of your dryer, then run it with no clothes in it and see if it stays on longer and cycles off and on normally.

    If it still doesn't then your gas coil solenoids are bad.

    Here's the gas coil kit for your model you can order here:
    Manufacturer part number 279834 is RepairClinic item number 3479


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    Thanks Jake
    Last night I put on a new vent hose and vacuumed out the entire dryer it was a mess inside. It seems to be venting out strong outside and the flame looks good and strong, blue in color. I thought I had a slight gas smell when I was working on dryer but wasn't sure. I removed and cleaned the eye and it seemed to cycle longer and even got it to go a full cycle and then I finally quit for the night. This morning my wife told me she could smell a slight whiff of gas so I just turned off the gas valve for now. I figure I will install a new gas line to be safe but do you think that the gas solenoids could be causing the gas odor or maybe it started as the result of the flex line after moving it out away from the wall. My other option may be to just go buy my wife a new dryer and get her off my back as the weekend is coming, time to go boating and get out of here.

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    Jim

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    Yes Jim, the gas smell is likely just the gas flex line to your dryer, its good to get a new one.

    Yes, I noticed from the parts diagram that your dryer is an older model. If you post the serial# I can tell you what year it was made. I'm guessing its about 15 to 20 years old.

    Average life of most appliances nowadays is about 8-15 years, so it may be to your advantage to get a new dryer and then your wife would be so happy that she may buy you something in return or take you out to dinner.

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    Hey Jake

    Serial # MA4306716

    Thanks
    Jim

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    Thanks Jim,

    Its a 1991 model.

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    Hi Jake

    Thanks for all the help. I installed a new gas line and the odor is now gone. I also ordered the solenoid kit today and will keep you posted so anyone with the same problem will be able view this to its conclusion. Thanks again its been a pleasure.

    Jim

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    Glad to help Jim, yes, please keep us posted.

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    Hey Jake

    I put the solenoids in a few days ago and the dryer now works like new.
    Thanks for the help, I now know where to go when I'm stumped.
    Jim

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    Excellent Jim, good job.

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