The dryer was running but not heating at all. I always first unplug the dryer from the wall outlet and then ohm test the thermal fuse, which I did and it was good. Then I disconnected the flame sensor and ohm test that, its located on the side of the burner tube, and that ohm test bad, no continuity going through it.
I replaced the flame sensor and it started heating and worked great!
Here’s the flame sensor for this model:
Flame Sensor WP338906
Gibson is in the Frigidaire group of appliances.
The customers complaint was it was not heating constantly through the entire drying cycle. The gas would fire at the beginning of the drying cycle, but as the cycle progressed you could hear the gas coils clicking but no gas was coming out to fire it up for the flame to ignite, thus the rest of the drying cycle there was no heat at all.
The most common part that causes this on gas dryers is the gas coils become weak, and they have to be replaced with new gas coils to solve this problem.
Here are the gas coils for this model:
5303931775 Dryer Gas Valve Coil Kit
There is a video that shows you how to replace them when you click the part link to the Gas Coils.
When I arrived it was running very loud, like rocks were in it, rattling very bad. I took the dryer apart, and found the Idler Pulley was wobbling on the Idler Pulley shaft.
There is a video that shows you how to take the dryer apart to replace the Idler Pulley when you click the Idler Pulley part link below. Make sure you ALWAYS unplug the dryer first before working on it.
Here’s the Idler Pulley for this model:
I went to the customers house and found the dryer running but not heating at all. The Ignitor was not even turning on. I unplugged the dryer from the wall outlet, then took the dryer apart and ohm tested the thermal limiter that’s located on the burner tube and it ohm tested bad, no continuity at all.
I ordered and replaced the thermal limiter and it worked good and started heating.
Here’s the thermal limiter for this model:
The customer complaint was the dryer was very noisy, I ran the dryer and did confirm it was extremely loud when the drum was turning. I unplugged the dryer and disassembled it and found two of the drum rollers were bad and worn out, wobbling on the roller shaft. The roller shaft also had metal shavings on the dryer base.
I replaced all four rollers and roller shafts, it’s always best to replace all four at once. After I replaced them it sounded like a normal dryer running.
Here’s the roller and shaft assembly for this model:
4581EL2002C Drum Support Roller Assembly
Western Arizona Weather:
Sunny, with a high near 100. Breezy, with a south southeast wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Clear, with a low around 63. Breezy, with a south southwest wind 10 to 15 mph becoming southeast after midnight.
I found the customers dryer vent clogged on the outside of their house, which caused the thermal cut-off, which is located on the heating element housing, to go bad.
I cleaned their outside exhaust vent, and cleaned their entire vent hose exhaust in the back of the dryer of all lint.
I unplugged the dryer, then disassembled the dryer and removed the drum to get better access to it, then I ohm tested the thermal cut-off and I got no continuity on my multimeter. I also ohm tested the heating element and the high-limit thermostat and both ohm tested good.
I replaced the thermal cut-off, reassembled the dryer, plugged it in, and it started heating normally again.
Here’s the thermal cut-off(also called a thermal fuse) for this model:
DC96-00887C Thermal Fuse Assembly
Western Arizona Forecast:
Mostly clear. Lows 58 to 68. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Partly sunny. Highs 93 to 98. South wind 5 to 10 mph.