Kenmore 80 Series lighting intermittently

bghurc

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Jan 12, 2014
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I have a 110.79812990. My wife was complaining that it wasn't heating up, so I took the front off and removed the drum so I could try to start and get a good view of what was happening. Looks like when you press the start button, it only lights occasionally. Sometimes it works perfectly, other times you hat start, everything runs, but no light. After reading through the forum, I figured I would need to replace the valve coils. But I'm concerned there may be something else to fix this issue. Any ideas as to why it would only light intermittently?

Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks.
 

KevinA

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May 24, 2005
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Canton OH
Ignitor glows, clicks off and no flame? Coils.
Ignitor glows, flame comes on, blows out shortly after? Vent restriction for airflow or coils. :)
 

jeff1

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Hi,

What happens when it doesn't lite??....glow coil only comes on and goes off?....no glow coil?....any strange noises?

jeff.
 
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