I’ve got an older clothes dryer that isn’t working properly. It’s gas, with an electrical ignition. The ignition element seems to be working fine. When it cycles on, it glows nice ‘n’ red. About 50% of the time, the gas flows and lights up right away. The other 50% of the time, there’s no gas. The element glows for a while, cycles off, and then we roll the dice to see if the gas comes on with the next cycle. Clothes are not getting dry.
Now, as I said, this is an old dryer. It came with the house, so I’m not sure how old, but I’m guessing 15 years or so. Might be more. If this is something that’ll cost more than $150 to fix, out it goes. But on the off chance that these symptoms clearly indicate that a $25 thermocouple or fuse or something is the problem, I’ll look into that and avoid adding to the local landfill.
Anyone have a clue?