Kenmore Elite HE3 GAS dryer not getting hot? Solved
As per the Tech Sheet that was provided with the dryer, I have worked my way through all the tests, including the Thermal Fuse (continuity ok), Thermal Cut-off (continuity ok) Gas Value (within resistance), Outlet Thermistor (within resistance) and High Limit Thermostat (continuity ok) and now it is telling me to "replace the machine control electronics". Can this be correct? It seems a lot of people are changing the Outlet Thermistor, but mine is read around 9.5 - 10, which is within the resistance chart for around 80 degrees (although the house is probably closer to 73 degrees).
When I start the dryer, the element is getting red, the flame is getting ignited in the tube, but quickly goes out (15 seconds) and then there is a small flame closer to the front panel and then it goes out.
Based on this information, should I start with the Outlet Thermistor or just change out the "Machine Control Electronics"? I assume that can't be cheap and where do I find it for a good price?
Is this a good question?