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Whirlpool Dryer Intermittent Buzzing - Gas Valve?

After one year of use, my Whirlpool gas dryer (WGD4900XW) has started to buzz intermittently. It only buzzes when on a "heated" setting - the buzzing immediately goes away when I switch it to "no heat". A service tech came out and said it might be the gas valve, as they make that buzzing/rattling sound when they are about to fail. He said to keep the area vented and make sure no gas smell is evident while using the dryer. He also said that a gas valve replacement is a pretty easy DIY project. Has anyone experienced/completed this DIY problem? (And, of course, the one year warranty expired a few weeks before the buzzing started...suppose I will start to buy extended warranties.) Thanks for the help, Joe.

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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When I had no heat I changed the thermal fuse. You reach it from the back and is held in by 1 screw. It is a cheap place to start only $13. I also told someone at work with the same problem and it fixed the problem.

Posted on Nov 04, 2007

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sounds as if wither you have a bad motor assy, or something haas fallen down into the "blower assy" preventing the motor form spinning.. in the back wher eyou tested your fuse, just to the left of that you see a large tubular housing (rounded on bottom", thats the cover for the blower , i believe its 3-4 screw holding it on, nad also the 2 screws visable when you remove the filter assy, the housing will pull off( you may need to wiggle it abit) and hopefully youll find a sock or something jammed in the blower assy

Posted on Jan 21, 2009

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Just click below;

If your dryer doesn't heat, check these:

Igniter
Gas valve coils
Thermal fuse

Hope it may help you;

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Posted on Jan 28, 2009

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SOURCE: How to replace gas coil valves on Whirlpool LGR5636EQ3 Gas Dryer

DOES YOUR DRYER HAVE THE LINT SCREEN ON THE TOP? IF SO, REMOVE THAT AND TAKE TWO SCREWS OF(CARE NOT TO DROP IT INTO THE VENT). PULL THE TOP PANEL TOWARD YOU LITTLE BIT AND LIFT UP, THERE WILL BE TWO 5/16 SCREWS INSIDE FRONT PANEL, REMOVE AND UNPLUG THE LID SWITCH CONNECTOR, FRONT PANEL WILL COME OUT. THE GAS VALVES AND COILS ASSEMBLY WILL BE ON THE BOTTOM RIGHT. UNPLUG AND TAKE THE SCREWS OFF THE BRACKET AND REPLACE COILS. CHECK FOR CONTINUITY ON COILS, IT SHOULD READ 1.3 TO 1.9 OHMS. THE ONE WITH THREE TERMINAL, CHECK OHM FROM MIDDLE TERMINAL TO OUTSIDE TERMINALS.

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Posted on Aug 21, 2009

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pull motor switch out(the one with wires go in motor) best use compressed air.... lint is stopping lever... this all happens after you turn breakers off...hi hi

Posted on Aug 27, 2009

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