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We have a whirlpool gas dryer that just stopped heating up. I pulled out the little square window on the front bottom and there is no flame. It is a LGN2000

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  • LaShun Dec 29, 2008

    What does the thermal fuse look like? And what should we do?

  • LaShun Dec 29, 2008

    If you are talking about the white piece that is attached by one bolt, we took that off, and put it back on, but it is attached to two green wires, which we did not try to take off, they seemed to be on really tight. How do we check if it's not working?

  • LaShun Dec 30, 2008

    Thank you! After putting the wires together and bypassing the fuse, we found that it worked! We will replace it today!

  • Dave May 11, 2010

    Does the ignitor glow at all?

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The thermal fuse is white with 2 prongs. Here is a link. It may also have a round plastic base instead of a narrow plastic base.

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  • Dave Dec 29, 2008

    Dont know if this posted earlier but heres the link to a pic and to purchase a fuse.



    http://shop.washermd.com/product.sc?cate...

  • Dave Dec 29, 2008

    Its # 7 on this diagram. You access it throught the front bottom panel. If you unplug the dryer. Take off the 2 wires and conect them, basically bypassing the fuse. Make sure the wires dont touch anything else. Connect the 2 wires a nd turn on the dryer. If the flame comes on, youve found your prolem. Other wise if you have a voltmeter you can do a check as well. Dave,,www.washermd.com

  • Dave Dec 29, 2008

    try that again



  • Dave Dec 29, 2008

    its on the blower housing

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If the ignitor does not glow check the thermal fuse

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The dryers have a square cap on the front near the bottom. Remove this with a knife or small object. Looking through this hole you are face to face with the burner assembly. Turn the machine on, if after 10-15 seconds you see a glow and the flame starts, you probably have a bad set of coils. Coils can allow the dryer to start, but after the flame goes off, they have problems starting it again. So, when you come back and find damp laundry, it may actually be heating, just not very well. IF there is no glow when you look through the peep hole, keep reading.

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- If the ignitor glows for a while then shuts off and no flame appears the problem is the gas valve coils.

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