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When I start my whirlpool gas dryer model # WGD5540SQ I hear the gas firing up and it heats up. When the gas shuts off during the routine cycle it does not re-ignite. I can see the element heating up but no ignition. I have recently replaced the thermal fuse for the 2nd or 3rd time now so I'm pretty sure that is not the issue but I'm stuck. Any suggestions ?

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The problem you are describing is usually associated with a bad gas valve coil. The dryer runs normally until it gets hot, then starts making a strange clicking noise. After it cools down, the dryer runs normally again. The gas valve coils (there are two of them) usually run about $20 a piece. I recommend replacing both of them at the same time just to be sure. I hope this helps.

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hI YES THE COILS IS WHAT YOU HAVE TO CHANGE thANKS FOR THE QUESTION tHE APPLIANCS DOC

Posted on Sep 12, 2008

VOTIT
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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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Thermostat controls heat. There is also a

motor centrifulgal switch, in the element

circuit, that the motor closes to insure

the motor is turning. Try another heat

setting. There is more than one

thermostat. You may have blown the

'thermal fuse' too, which requires

replacement. The elecment has a contact in

the 'timer' circuit too.

It is possible that your element has

failed also.

Tripped high limit. Must clean the lint

filter and the exhaust vent tube and all

the way in to the dryer. Hot air exit is

restricted.

Posted on Jul 12, 2009

richroth
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SOURCE: Whirlpool Model LET7646EQO Stopped heating during

You need to also check the dryer cycling thermostat,thermal cut-off, and hight limit thermostat. Here is a diagram to show where they are located and the part numbers to order if need be.

Posted on Dec 14, 2010

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