Question by  barefoot60 (44)

What is going on if my clothes dryer pilot light is lit, but no flame happens when I turn it on?


Answer by  RowdyDawg (106)

When that happened with my dryer the technician that fixed it said it was the solenoid. Said something about when it deactivates there is a "flame out".


Answer by  Denver283 (76)

Best guess is that your electrically operated glow coil or thermocouple control needs to be replaced. The newer dryers have safety nets installed now so if there is a problem gas won't escape even if the flame goes out. This usually happens if there is an air flow problem.


Answer by  MablesTime (138)

Pull your owner manual out and check the troubleshooting section. If there isn't an answer there then give the manufacturer of your dryer a call for assistance. Without knowing your brand and model number I couldn't give you a definitive answer.

Reply by Olddad (94):
If gas is involved you really ought to have a tech come out and take a look. Your gas line may need to be turned off or an adjustment could be needed. That's the best bet even over the manual just for the sake of safety in the home.  add a comment

Answer by  mastergas (0)

Gas valve maybe in closed position due to Solenoid Valves have gone bad and/or glow coil not getting hot enough to open gas valve!

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