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How do I open up my Whirlpool dryer(no kickplate) to test ignitor

My dryer has no heat and I'm trying to test the various variables but I can't get to the ignitor to test with my ohm reader?

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  • JohnCY Mar 01, 2009

    What troubleshooting steps should be taken to determine why my Whirlpool Dryer (gas) Model # GGQ8858EQ0 is operating, but with no heat?
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    John

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You can to the ignitor from the back panel. Remove the back panel screws and away you go. Thank you for using FIXYA.COM please rate

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