I DESCRIBED MY PROBLEM LAST FRIDAY, A GAS FIRED DRYER
MODEL LGQ9030PQI , APPARENTLY THE UNIT RAN THROUGH THE
NIGHT WITHOUT HEATING UP. I CHECKED THE IGNITOR, ITS FINE.
THE TIMER MOVES THROUGH THE MINUTE INTERVALS BUT DOES
NOT MOVE WHEN SET TO ENERGY PREFERRED. I'M NOT SURE
IF IT IS DESIGNED TO MOVE THROUGH THIS SECTION OF TIMER.
EVEN WHEN I PROGRESS THE TIMER MANUALLY IT DOEN NOT IGNITE. YOU INDICATED OHM METER TESTS. PLEASE ADVISE
BY THE WAY, I NOTICED THE US NAVY BALL CAP, I SERVED ON
THE USS SHASTA AE-33 FROM 79-83 THANKS FOR THE HELP JP
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Re: WHIRLPOOL DRYER 5-6 YRS OLD
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The Ignitor is fine? So, it heats on some settings and not others?
The OHM Meter test for continuity.
Some parts give a reading of a certain amount of OHM's but, most the time all you need to know is if you get any reading on the meter at all. This shows there is no break inside the part. You can check the ignitor this way also the solenoids on the gas valve.
If the ignitor glows red then shuts off and does not ignite the gas, this could be the sensor or the solenoids. The sensor located close to the ignitor, will detect the glow from the ignitor and send power to the solenoids on the gas valve.
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Does it heat up at all? If so, your vent may be clogged. First check the air flow to the vent. If it vents straight out from the laundry area, be sure it's got good air flow. If it ventys up inside the wall, you need to have the vent cleaned out for saftey reasons. If it does vent up, you could have a house fire. Or your safety t-stat or thermal fuse may be out. Call us for parts! 9728590929. Hope this helps you!
try replacing the power cord, and make sure that you have a "dedicated" power sorce for the plug. The system board will shut the dryer down if a power supply issue is detected. This feature is to prevent fire hazards. Make sure your electric box is grounded and up to code.
Most likely your heating element has gone bad. This will happen from a number of different things ranging from just plain age to clogged vents causing it to overheat and go out. Also with a gas dryer your thermostat may be bad. The thermostat tells the dryer when to release the gas and ignite the flame to heat the drum. This would be my first suggestion on what the problem is. There is also a thermal fuse on your dryer that may be the problem but I really think it's the thermostat. It's hard to say without hooking a volt meter to it to find where the current is stopping but these would be the most common causes. It's always a good idea to have your vents cleaned out at least once a year and if you have a long distance between the dryer and the vent outside get the entire hose cleared out yearly. This will save you money in the long run on parts and save you from any fires. With gas dryers, I have seen it a few times in homes, the lint catches fire due to the open flame and does a lot of damage.
Do try out the thermostat first, it shouldn't cost you but around 20 dollars for it. If you open up the back panel of the control panel you will find the wire diagram and it will show you where the thermostat is located. Do make sure to unplug the dryer first though. Trust me, 110 volts of electricity is not a fun feeling for anyone, I know from experience. If you have any other questions let me know. I hope this helps you out enough to get this fixed, I know what a pain it is to have your dryer out. Good luck.
You may have a rear drum support issue. There are 2 rollers,(supports), 1 at 4 o'clock and 1 at 7 o'clock. If the bushing in the roller becomes elongated,(elliptical), it will give a thumping noise, as you describe.
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