Question about Whirlpool LGR7646E Dryer
When I turn on my dryer there is very little heat. What could be the problem?
Thank you, Caroline.
Just a quick thought...make sure that your gas shut off valve is ALL the way open.
In answer to the thermostat question, if the thermostat has completely failed, (open circuit) you're correct, there would be no heat at all. The thermostat contains a tiny heater, controlled by the heat select switch, for instance, if you set the switch to "low heat" the thermostat heater will turn on, applying heat to the thermostat, which means when the main heat turns on, the thermostat will cycle off quicker, because although the air temp may be, say...120F, the thermostat is at 160F. So, that being the case, you could possibly have a problem with the temp switch applying voltage to the thermostat heater constantly, and excessively. Or, the thermostat could just be cycling too quickly. This could be tough to pinpoint exactly without taking some voltage readings with the machine running....one way to check the switch is to remove the two small wires from the thermostat, (leave the larger wires on) and see if it heats properly, that would mean the switch is bad. Please remember to unplug and verify that there is no voltage with a meter before messing with any wires. Hope this helps narrow it down....
Posted on Sep 16, 2008
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