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Whirlpool LG7681XSW2 gas dyer will not stay hot

The dryer will ignite and dry for a while but after 10 minutes or so, the heat will stop and it will finish the cycle cold. After it sits for an house or so, it will start hot again and do the same thing. I took it all apart last night and vacuumed out the lint from underneath and cleaned out the vent pipe etc.

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You have a faulty "flame sensor". Here is the part to order.
The flame sensor is number 49 on this diagram.
To replace the flame sensor, remove the back panel to gain access to it.


The part comes with a 365 day, any part, any reason return policy.

Posted on Nov 09, 2012

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    bball790 Nov 11, 2012

    I will try it and let you know if that fixes it. Thank you.

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SOURCE: Gas dryer gets hot for a few minutes then goes cold.

Sounds like you need to replace the coils on the gas valve. Just make sure your venting is clear 1st. If it is, the coils are easy to replace. Remove the front panel and the coils are on the bottom right hand side. Two screws and the bracket for both comes off. One has two terminals and the other has three. Real easy once you get into the dryer.

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SOURCE: Maytag Neptune gas dryer MDG4000AWW not heating properly.

Note: Normal drying time for a dryer is about 45 minutes (some may take up to an hour).

1. Venting
Make sure the dryer vent hose, as well as the rest of the vent duct, is not clogged.

Unless regular maintenance is performed, chances are there is a lot of lint accumulated inside the dryer. This might affect the drying time and could be a fire hazard. Make sure to have your dryer cleaned regularly. Because this might involve taking most of the dryer apart, it is recommended to have a qualified appliance repairman perform this task.

2. Thermostat
There are a couple of cycling thermostats inside the dryer. If one of them breaks down, it might affect the dryer's performance. Replace the defective thermostat.

Posted on Jul 15, 2009

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