Question about Dryers
I have a Whirlpool gas dryer (model LGR6620PT0). It's about 3-4 years old. It will run, but gives no heat at all. I took the back cover off to clean up lint, and it wasn't too bad. The dryer's timer will count down, but never complete. It seems stuck on the last minute and will just run forever. One other odd thing I noticed was that if I put the timer knob on a high heat setting, it feels as though the timer starts. This happens without even turning it on. No other setting causes the timer to act in this manner. If it's plugged in and you turn the knob onto a high heat area, you'll feel the knob vibrate a bit as if it were running.
The dryer is new enough to try and fix it, and I could really use some guidance. I have no experience working on dryers, but used to work on color laser copiers, so I'm capable of taking a machine apart. Any help you can provide is appreciated
Lets see hear,..when your dryer starts do you hear two clicks or one.the first click is the motor centrifugal switch the second is power going to the gas valve and energizing the coil.if only one click.you need to check the fuse in the back of the dryer .its white ,i call it a missile and it has two wires too it .you can put those wires together and isolate with tape and if problem unit will run.if that was the problem you need to make sure all venting is clean also inner dryer air channels,but it sounds like you checked those.if two clicks your ignitor may have failed.you check that with a volt meter 110 volts i hope that gives you somthing to run with . God bless ,tom
Posted on Jan 23, 2009
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