Whrilepool gas dryer wont heat but runs.
First, Remove small plastic tab on front panel of dryer lower below the door on left. Start the dryer on regular cycle and observe what happens
through hole. You need to know if ignitor glows orange. If you do not
see the ignitor glow orange, replace the ignitor. If seeing full orange
of the ignitor, do you hear a clicking and see the flame light?
the dryer cycling while observing. When the dryer heats to temperature
the flame will shut off. If the gas valve coils are bad the next thing
to happen will be that the ignitor will glow orange again, the valve
will click again but the flame won't light.
If the gas valve
coils prove bad, based on the observations above, follow the procedure
below to replace the coils. If NOT, come back with the results of your
It's likely one of the coils is opening a break in
the coil as the coil heats up. This coil will shrink when cool and be
able to run again. The number for the coil kit, which will replace ALL
the coils, for your machine is 279834.
Disconnect power and turn
off gas before working on this dryer. Working on gas dryers is not
recommended for people who are not professionals.
Disconnect Power. Remove lint filter. Remove two Phillips screws taking care NOT to allow them to fall into the blower housing.
Place putty knife in the seam between the top and front panel about 2”
in from either side. Push in on clip while pulling control panel
forward and tilting putty knife handle up, all at the same time. Same
on opposite side. Raise top all the way.
Looking down inside
dryer on left and right see a 5/16” hex head screw about 6 inches down.
Remove each side while holding front panel in place. Pull top of front
panel about 3 inches forward from sides and then pull up. This will
disengage the front panel from lower pressure clips and allow you to
turn it sideways and expose the dryer interior. Take careful note of
belt configuration BEFORE removing it. Draw a diagram of its travel.
and idler pulley for dyer will be on right. Gas components will be on
left. Replace All coils with Kit Number listed above. Take care not to
touch or hit the ignitor or you will be replacing it also. It is VERY
Service on gas appliances should be undertaken by
professionals only due to the danger of gas leakage which can cause
fires or death by asphyxiation.
Reverse process to re-assemble.
Sep 20, 2009 |
Whirlpool LGR5636L Gas Dryer