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Whirlpool gas dryer won't ignite -no heat

Not long ago (6mos.)I replaced the two solenoicoilst coils on the gas valve. Do you think that they need to be replaced again. I do not see anything glowing like it is attempting to light. Perhaps it doesn't try to light when it knows that the gas valve is closed? The dryer exhaust line is clean. I have the same results with the line disconnected. I have replaced these coils twice before. Thanks for your help, Dennis

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Try replacing the ignitor. The ignitor has to glow red and draw enough current to open the gas valve. When the gas valve opens then the ignitor lights the burner. Replace ignitor.

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Flame on dryer goes on off

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I have a Whirlpool ultimate 2 gas dryer Model #LGQ2285JQ1 When I view the igniter through the peep hole I see the glow and see the gas igniites.It lights quietly. However the gas turns off after just 5...

Hello, welcome to FixYa.

I'll start by saying your post indicates it is obviously a Whirlpool gas dryer. If this is a symptom were the ignitor does glow yet it won't ignite, or as you stated ignites for a short time before going out and not cycling back on...I would be looking at the burner coils.

Once you've gain access to the coils you'll need to remove the wire harness and check the continuity.

Here's the tricky part though...many times they will ohm out ok when cool (not operating) yet as soon as there is current passing through the coil it "opens".

The wire inside the coils is so fine that often it only takes a small current to "open" the circuit...thus not igniting the 2nd, 3rd time and so on. Most times it will only be one coil that fails but it is good practice to replace them both, many places used to sell them in a kit so double check with your supplier.

I've attached a link here, though it may be different than your model the principles to changing the coils are the same. As far as what part you may need and how to get it. There are a couple of places I prefer, on-line at "" or "".

Kit contains both the two wire and three wire solenoids. One solenoid is the primary and one is the safety. Both have to operate for the gas valve to open. Usually, one of them burns out as I said but you should always replace them as a set.

**Please turn off the gas and unplug the dryer before performing any first**

The most common for Whirlpool (Maytag too) is part number 3479 at "repairclinic" as this link should provide you.

Let me know how you make out or if you require further assistance and I'll do whatever I can. Good luck.


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My whirlpool ultracare !! dryer will not heat. I have to dry things over and oer and over til they finally dry.

i looked up your model number and that's to a washer not a dryer.if it's a gas dryer it sounds like you have bad gas coils located on top of the gas valve.the coils work until they heat up like in the first 15 to 30 minutes and they shut down,when they cool they work again until they heat up and fail,this is why you have to keep running thedryer,one more problem could be the dryer needs to be cleaned out.clean out the vent line,clean out the duct that the lint filter slides into and vac out the cabinet where the motor is

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That part is 2 pieces, solenoid coil kit, for the gas valve. it is in the bottom of the case on the gas valve assembly.

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Will not heat up in any cycle

If this is an ELECTRIC dryer, the following link will give you some advice on how to troubleshoot a no heat problem:

If this is a GAS dryer, the most common failure for heat related problems in a gas dryer is a weak or blown igniter on the burner assembly. The way the ignition system is supposed to work is like this:

1. Select the dryer cycle and press start.
2. The drum begins to spin and the igniter begins to glow.
3. Once the igniter reaches a certain current potential, the gas safety valve opens.
4. Gas is introduced into the manifold and you have ignition.

  1. NOTE: It can take roughly 30 – 90 seconds from the time you start the dryer to the time it takes for the gas to ignite.

NOTE: This is a designed safety feature of the appliance that prevents free flowing gas from accumulating in your home without ignition. That’s why you typically don’t hear any gas flowing when you have an igniter problem. You might think you have a gas problem when actually you have an ignition problem.


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.

The igniter typically goes bad in one of two ways, the igniter either stops glowing completely, or becomes weak over time and doesn’t produce enough current to open the gas safety valve (in this case the igniter will still glow but the dryer still won’t light). Longer ignition times can be another symptom of an igniter possibly going bad.

You can purchase a replacement at any of the following websites:

The first three sites on the list also offer some excellent exploded view diagrams of the appliance.

If your replacement igniter comes with a connector plug that does not match your appliance, you will be instructed to cut the old plug off and splice the wires together using ceramic wire lugs included in the kit. Do not use standard wire lugs as they will melt.

If you have any questions, please post back with your complete model number (located on a nameplate around the door opening) and let me know. I hope this helps you.

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if the dryer doesn't shut off you need a new timer. have you replaced the igniter or glow coil? it needs to glow white not orange in order to ignite the gas.

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My gas dryer won't heat but will run it's a duet and i changed the glow plug or igniter

Since you replaced the ignitor and if it is operating normally, it should glow visibly. If the ignitor is operating properly and the burner is not lighting, then I would look at faulty gas valve coils as being the problem. The coils are located right above the gas valves. These solenoids, when energized, open the gas valves. If they are faulty, the gas valves won't open and the burner won't light. Due to the difficulty in testing these coils, it is best when replacing them to replace both (all) of them at once. Hope this helped and best wishes.

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My indesit widl 126 is not drying (no heat )

If electric, check the following areas.

1. No power to the dryer
Make sure there's power getting to the dryer. Check for tripped circuit breakers or blown fuses. An electric dryer uses two circuit breakers or fuses, and if only one of two is tripped or blown, the dryer might still run but not heat. Sometimes the power cord disconnects or burns at the dryer, if this is the case, the wiring and the terminal block must be repaired or replaced.

2. Heating element
A burned out heating element will show no continuity when measured with a meter. Replace the element if found defective.

3. Thermal fuse
Most dryers have a thermal fuse, which burns out when the dryer overheats, in which case the dryer will either not run at all or stop heating. The fuse is usually located on the vent duct, inside the dryer. A blown fuse will show no continuity when measured with a meter. Before replacing the fuse, make sure the blower wheel is not broken or clogged, and there is nothing blocking the venting.

If gas, check the following areas.

1. Gas valve coils
Igniter glows, then shuts off without igniting gas - the problem is probably with defective coils (black, located on top of the gas valve). It is recommended to replace all coils (usually two or three) if found defective.

Note: Sometimes the whole gas valve may be defective, thus not letting the gas out. However, this problem is not common.

2. Thermal fuse
Most dryers have a thermal fuse, which burns out when the dryer overheats, in which case the dryer will either not run at all or stop heating. The fuse is usually located on the vent duct, inside the dryer. A blown fuse will show no continuity when measured with a meter. Before replacing the fuse, make sure the blower wheel is not broken or clogged, and there is nothing blocking the venting.

Note: It is recommended by most dryer manufacturers to replace a hi-limit thermostat when replacing a thermal fuse.

3. Igniter
Igniter may burn out or break. Replace the igniter if found defective.

Note: Igniters are very fragile and break easily. It is recommended to handle the igniter only touching the ceramic part of it (usually white in color).

4. Flame sensor (or radiant heat sensor)
Replace the sensor (located near the igniter) if found defective

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