Question about Whirlpool GGQ8831L Gas Dryer
Igniter works but gas does not always come on. gas dryer by whirlpool. the tumbler turns and the air blows but the heat does not come on.
There is NO starter on a gas dryer burner assembly. The burner is controlled by gas valve coils and a glow bar igniter. Once the igniter reaches the appropriate current level, the gas valves open and you have ignition. The common problem is a weak igniter. You need to do a current measurement to make sure the igniter is within tolerance. If it is within specs, then I would agree with docjohn174 about replacing the coils. If its not within specs, you need to replace the igniter. Depending on the type of igniter you have, the current rating is as follows:
TWO BASIC IGNITER TYPES:
Carborundum (Cylindrical in shape) – needs to produce 2.5 to 3.0 amps for the gas safety valve to work.
Norton (Rectangular in shape) – needs to produce 3.2 to 3.7 amps for the gas safety valve to work.
NOTE: There is a UNIVERSAL FLAT BAR igniter on the market as well, that can be used as a substitute if the igniter type that came with your range is not available.
I still need an accurate model number in order to confirm WHICH type of igniter you have.
Posted on Oct 07, 2008
I think I have the same problem. My model MOD: LGR8648LWO. I clean the outlet & thr filter. Checked the pilot burnner & it seems buring good. It takes few seconds to ignite (burn).
But I still don't know the problem. There was heat initially but then it seems weak in time.
Thanks for any input.
Posted on Nov 02, 2008
Replace valve coils.
Posted on Oct 19, 2008
Hi the coils on the gas valve, is the problem here. replace the coils. thanks the appliance doc
Posted on Oct 04, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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