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WHIRLPOOL DRYER 5-6 YRS OLD

GOOD MORNING,
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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  • plumgps Jan 26, 2009

    THE IGNITOR IS NOT OPERATIVE AT ANY TIME BUT IT IS

    NEW AND I TESTED IT FOR CONTINUITY.

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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.

Posted on Jan 26, 2009

  • Ron Buice
    Ron Buice Jan 26, 2009

    Ok, I bet the thermal fuse on the back is bad. The dryer will run but won't let the gas come on.

  • Ron Buice
    Ron Buice Jan 26, 2009

    Also, check out ronbuice.com



    I have a link to USS Atakapa



    Hope I helped

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