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My whirlpool gas dryer is not heating. The flame keeps going out within minutes. There is no blockage.

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  • xxpaulb Dec 26, 2008

    I have the same issue. I have already replaced the coils and it stops heating after a minute or two on the highest setting. No blockage either.

  • scg1561 Jan 03, 2009

    The Model Number for our dryer is LGR8648LW0. The flame will come on after a few minutes - heat the air going to the dryer and after a minute or two the flame will shut off and not come on again. There is an ispection port on the front of the dryer and I can see the glow plug come on but the flame never reignites. If it was the coils, I would think it would not even work the 1st time. The fact that the glow plug comes on makes me think the timers are working correctly. guess I'll try replacing the coils and see what happens

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You need to replace the coils

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