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this has gas coils on top of the gas valve the flame might ignite for the first 10 to 15 minutes but if the coils are failing you won't have any flame after they heat up,when they cool down they will work again so i would say you have bad gas coils,easy fix,remove the two phillips screws,remove the top cover,remove the connectors off of the coils and reinstall the new coils,watch out for the large coil,there's a spacer that slides onto the post,if it's not there poke it out of the old coil and slide it back on the post and then slide the large coil onto the post,i've gone in and found this missing on some dryers that the customer had changed out the coils themselves before,it will still work but it can chatter alot.also while your in there remove the thermal fuse and the cycling t-stat both on the blower wheel housing and make sure there's no lint buildup on the back of them,if so just clean them off and you'll be fine

Whirlpool... | Answered on Dec 03, 2017


It sounds as though some component in the dryer has a high resistance short to ground. Not enough to burn it up, but enough to allow the current in the hot leg of 120VAC to be greater than the current through the neutral leg.

It is also possible that the ground is a low resistance short to ground. Have you tried to temporarily plug the dryer into a non GFI outlet (use a heavy duty extension cord)? If so, does the breaker for that circuit trip?
DO NOT LEAVE THE APPLIANCE CONNECTED USING AN EXTENSION CORD! THIS IS ONLY TO TEST THE APPLICANCE FOR A HIGH RESISTANCE SHORT.

Either way, I would be suspect of the motor first, and the pilot igniter circuit 2nd. Please provide more information as to what you find in the test above.

Whirlpool... | Answered on Aug 10, 2016


Also check the vent. It is trying to tell you there is no air flow.

Whirlpool... | Answered on Feb 04, 2014


Most of the igniters are located in the lower front area of the dryer. You need to remove the top cover from the front area , using a spatula to Pop it open (don't forget to remove the filter if its located on the top, Including the two screws that hold the base) . Then you need to remove the front plate by removing two screws from the inside upper Area . The igniter is a ceramic fuse that will click and glow completely Red and ready for the gas to create the flame and heat for you dryer. If you model has a bottom front cover only and after you remove it ,then it will be easier to observe The actual process of the igniter if it is working properly . Good luck

Whirlpool... | Answered on Nov 05, 2013


There are several thermal safety fuses in dryers which once blown have to be replaced. But, more importantly, they normally blow for a reason and simply replacing one without resolving the underlying problem of overheating will simply cause another failure. Lint is the normal culprit; vacuum and forced air to clean everything out. WITH THE POWER CORD UNPLUGGED and the leads temporarily disconnected, check continuity on each of the thermal fuses (they look like a stainless steel hat that might fit on a Barbie doll. Some dryers have four or five.).

Whirlpool... | Answered on Sep 11, 2013


didc, on a gas dryer, if the thermal fuse blows it will still rotate, but will not heat. Since this is a gas dryer, see if the ignitor is glowing. If it is, then you know the thermal fuse is good. If not, the thermal fuse may be blown or the ignitor itself and thus the reason for no heat. Catriver.7152136.jpg

Whirlpool... | Answered on May 02, 2013


Take a look at this video. It will walk you thru the troubleshooting process.

Whirlpool... | Answered on Oct 23, 2012


So if the motor doesnt start is just buzzing, The windings have gone out in the motor. You have to replace the whole motor. If you get me the model number i can get you a part number and you can order the part from sears.

Whirlpool... | Answered on Apr 22, 2012


Hi,

Yes and no....

Do not place the kit immediately off of the dryer...give it at least a few feet of space from the dryer to the kit to let it cool down a bit before getting to the kit.
Make sure to check it often and keep the hose and the kit clean....if it clogs up it will cause things inside the dryer to go bad...

Take a bit of care and install it properly, keep it clean and you will be happy with it.

heatman101

Whirlpool... | Answered on Sep 05, 2011


Hi, If you are having problems with your gas dryer not heatingthe most common problem is that the ignitor goes bad. Even though it glowssometimes it is still not working properly. if you dryer is gas check out this gas no heat tip.... If you have an electric dryer, you can have many differentthings that can go wrong causing the dryer not to heat. check outthis electric no heat tip...

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Whirlpool... | Answered on Aug 14, 2011


Hi,

If you are having problems with your gas dryer not heating the most common problem is that the ignitor goes bad. Even though it glows sometimes it is still not working properly.


if you dryer is gas check out this gas no heat tip....


If you have an electric dryer, you can have many different things that can go wrong causing the dryer not to heat.


check out this electric no heat tip...


heatman101


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Whirlpool... | Answered on Mar 18, 2011


this website will help, more then likely you will need to clean the venting system and replace all the recommended parts for your dryer:

http://www.applianceaid.com/gas_dryer.html#noheat

Whirlpool... | Answered on Feb 27, 2011


Hello & Welcome to FixYa

The loud noise that you hear is from the belt that is either broken or worn out, you can check this picture....part#30 is the belt that needs replacement. Also check the idler pulley (part#13) and motor pulley (part#29). Please get back to me if you have any other questions.

Kevin

Whirlpool... | Answered on Feb 07, 2011


Hi,

If you are having problems with your gas dryer not heating the most common problem is that the ignitor goes bad. Even though it glows sometimes it is still not working properly.


if you dryer is gas check out this gas no heat tip....


If you have an electric dryer, you can have many different things that can go wrong causing the dryer not to heat.


check out this electric no heat tip...

heatman101



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Whirlpool... | Answered on Feb 05, 2011


Hi,

If you are having problems with your gas dryer not heating the most common problem is that the ignitor goes bad. Even though it glows sometimes it is still not working properly.



if you dryer is gas check out this gas no heat tip....



If you have an electric dryer, you can have many different things that can go wrong causing the dryer not to heat.



check out this electric no heat tip...


heatman101
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Whirlpool... | Answered on Jan 15, 2011

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