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I Have a gas dryer, and I changed the coil valves and still, no heat ,what else can be? model wGD5300SQ0

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Gas dryer, runs fine for maybe 10 minutes than the heat goes off and doesn't come back on...change the thermal kit and no fix


Hello,
The reason your gas heated dryer starts off heating ok,but a part way through the cycle it is no longer heating as it did when it started,is beacuse the coils that open the gas valve are getting hot and breaking down when they are warm. At start up of cycle the coils are cool,but when the dryer heats up as it runs the coils that are weak can not handle the heat and do not open the gas valve. Replacing the gas valve coils with fresh,strong ones will open the gas valve the entire duration of the drying cycle. All appliance manufactures use the same exact gas valve coils and label them with their unique part number. Having been in the service business i know they are all the same and the part number for the least expensive gas valve coils is 279834
They can be purchased at your local appliance parts store on online at
searspartsdirect.com
repairclinic.com
apwagner.com
apdepot.com
midwestapplianceparts.com

To replace the coils,remove bracket over them(dont worry about where it says dont grip thats for when dryer is plugged in) unplug them and install new ones,that bracket has notches in it and the coils have tabs that inter lock so they position them self exactly where they fit.

This is what the coils looks like

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Aug 25, 2011 | Dryers

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The drum turns. It heats up. But only small loads of cotton get dry! We have changed the vent tube. Vacuumed the vent the lint catcher area and around the drum to remove lint and hair. Still not...


Hello,
A very typical problem with GAS dryers is the soloniod coils that open the gas valve . When the coils are cool they operate just fine,but once the dryer gets warm from running the coils dont open the gas valve wwhen they are warm. If that is what your experiencing,the dryer heats when its cool but doesn't heat when it's been running for a while,the coils on the gas valve will need to be replaced.

GENE

Aug 16, 2011 | Roper RGX4634KQ Gas Dryer

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Dryer was not heating up yesterday ...but working this morning ???? second time this has happened ....


you have bad gas coils.when the coils are starting to fail they work until they heat up and then stop working until they cool down and then they will work again,the dryer will work correctly for the first 15 to 30 minutes,then the coils will heat up and stop working not allowing the gas to come in, the gas coils are on top of the gas valve,remove the two phillips screws,remove the cover and change out the coils,easy repair.let me know how you make out.also next time you need help send the model number so whoever is helping you they can look up your machine.

Jul 02, 2010 | Kenmore 73952 Gas Dryer

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Dryer starts aand gets hot for about 10min then the heat shuts off and will not come back on


you have bad gas coils.common problem,the coils will work until they heat up then they fail,the coils are located on top of the gas valve,very easy to change,let me know how you make out,call your parts store and give them the model number and they'll give you the coils

May 08, 2010 | Kenmore 73952 Gas Dryer

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Dryer heats up ,then loses heat after 10 minutes


Based on your description, you may have a Gas Valve Coil failure. Below is a link, courtesy of www.repairclinic.com, showing the part(s) involved. http://www.repairclinic.com/SSPartDetail.aspx?s=b4a8c237i3479&PartID=3479

More assistance below: You will need your model number to access the information.

Model Number Locator Tip
1. A zero in the model number might be the letter O.
2. A lower case L might be a 1.
3. Some models have 3 digits and a period first, like this 555.66666666
Look for an aluminum tag--or a silver and white adhesive label in the locations illustrated below. The model number may be printed or stamped onto the tag and may be printed in different type sizes. NOTE: There may be partial model numbers on marketing stickers or in the owner's manual. These are often incomplete. For best results use the model number from the tag.

1. Parts Breakdown/Disassembly Procedures: http://www.repairclinic.com/Dryer-Gas-Maytag-Style-Appliance-Diagram

2. Diagnostic tips: If your dryer doesn't heat, check these:

Igniter
Gas valve coils
Thermal fuse
Igniter Modern gas dryers use an electric igniter to ignite the gas from the gas valve. When it's working properly, the igniter glows bright orange. When it burns out, the dryer tumbles but there's no heat because the gas can't ignite. When the igniter burns out, you need to replace it. If the igniter is held by a tension bracket, you very well may need to replace the bracket too.

The igniter is inside the dryer housing, near the bottom front, usually in a cone-shaped metal tube (the force cone). It's about 2 inches long. It's mounted to the far end of the burner tube, and it has two wires attached to it--or to the tension bracket, if there is one.

Gas valve coils Watch the igniter. Does it glow bright orange, then shut off without igniting the gas? (When the gas ignites there's a large blue flame.) If so, there may be defective coils on the gas valve. Mounted on the top of modern gas valves, there are black electrical coils. The coils, when energized, open the gas valve. If one or more of the coils are defective, the valve doesn't open and the gas cannot ignite. Because it's often difficult to properly test the coils, it's usually best to replace both (all) of them at the same time.

Thermal fuse On many dryers, there's a thermal fuse (a heat-sensitive fuse that blows if the dryer overheats) mounted to the exhaust duct inside the back cover panel. The fuse is about an inch long. It's usually embedded in black resin and mounted in a white plastic housing.

If the fuse has blown, it has no continuity. When this happens, your dryer either just stops heating, or it doesn't work at all. Be sure to inspect the venting/heating system before replacing the fuse to put the dryer back into operation. (You can't re-set this type of fuse.)

Aug 27, 2009 | Maytag Dryers

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No heat


Based on your description, it sounds as if your gas valve coils may be malfunctioning. This has consistently been the number 1 failure.

This link shows an image of the coils. You will need to provide the model number off your dryer product ID tag.
Tip:
Model Number Locator Tips
1. A zero in the model number might be the letter O.
2. A lower case L might be a 1.
3. Some models have 3 digits and a period first, like this 555.66666666
Look for an aluminum tag--or a silver and white adhesive label in the locations illustrated below. The model number may be printed or stamped onto the tag and may be printed in different type sizes. NOTE: There may be partial model numbers on marketing stickers or in the owner's manual. These are often incomplete. For best results use the model number from the tag. http://www.repairclinic.com/SSPartDetail.aspx?s=b4a8i3479&PartID=3479

This link shows parts breakdown and disassembly procedures.
1. http://www.repairclinic.com/Dryer-Gas-Maytag-Style-Appliance-Diagram

Here are some things that could cause your problem.
2. If your dryer doesn't heat, check these:

Igniter
Gas valve coils
Thermal fuse
Igniter Modern gas dryers use an electric igniter to ignite the gas from the gas valve. When it's working properly, the igniter glows bright orange. When it burns out, the dryer tumbles but there's no heat because the gas can't ignite. When the igniter burns out, you need to replace it. If the igniter is held by a tension bracket, you very well may need to replace the bracket too.

The igniter is inside the dryer housing, near the bottom front, usually in a cone-shaped metal tube (the force cone). It's about 2 inches long. It's mounted to the far end of the burner tube, and it has two wires attached to it--or to the tension bracket, if there is one.

Gas valve coils Watch the igniter. Does it glow bright orange, then shut off without igniting the gas? (When the gas ignites there's a large blue flame.) If so, there may be defective coils on the gas valve. Mounted on the top of modern gas valves, there are black electrical coils. The coils, when energized, open the gas valve. If one or more of the coils are defective, the valve doesn't open and the gas cannot ignite. Because it's often difficult to properly test the coils, it's usually best to replace both (all) of them at the same time.

Thermal fuse On many dryers, there's a thermal fuse (a heat-sensitive fuse that blows if the dryer overheats) mounted to the exhaust duct inside the back cover panel. The fuse is about an inch long. It's usually embedded in black resin and mounted in a white plastic housing.

If the fuse has blown, it has no continuity. When this happens, your dryer either just stops heating, or it doesn't work at all. Be sure to inspect the venting/heating system before replacing the fuse to put the dryer back into operation. (You can't re-set this type of fuse.)

Aug 25, 2009 | Maytag Atlantis MDE7400AY Electric Dryer

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Dryer not heating up


Hi, If the dryer stops heating later in the cycle, it is most likely the coils on top of the gas valve. It is a very common issue with the gas dryer.
Here is how to change the coils
UNPLUG the dryer. This model you need to remove the two screws under the lint screen. Now use a flat blade screw drive and insert it in the gap between the top and the front panel and pry the top up. Now locate and remove the screws on the inside of the front panel in upper corners. The front should lift off. You will see the two black coils on the gas valve. When you remove the three wire coil, make sure the sleeve inside it gets put back on the post the coils slides onto.
If I can assist you further, please let me know.

Thanks
Vic

Jul 21, 2009 | Roper RGX4634KQ Gas Dryer

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Whirlpool model #WGD5500SQ0 heats up, then goes cold and doesn't heat up again.


Hi, You will need to change the coils on top of the gas valve. They overheat and will not open the gas valve.
Here is instructions on get to the coil.
UNPLUG the dryer. This model you need to remove the two screws under the lint screen. Now use a flat blade screw drive and insert it in the gap between the top and the front panel and pry the top up. Now locate and remove the screws on the inside of the front panel in upper corners. The front should lift off. You will see the two black coils on the gas valve. When you remove the three wire coil, make sure the sleeve inside it gets put back on the post the coils slides onto.
If I can assist you further, please let me know.

Thanks
Vic

Jul 10, 2009 | Whirlpool LGB6300 Gas Dryer

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Dryer heat turns off after about 5 min- dyer will remain running but no heat


HI, After the heat shuts down, do you hear a click like it is trying to heat again but then get no flame. The most some problem is the coils on the gas valve go bad and will not reopen after they have heated up.
Remove the cap on the front lower left panel. After dryer has ran and heat shuts down, watch and se if the ignitor glows again (you will hear a click) and the ignitor shuts off before a flame. If this happens, change the coils on th gas valve.
Here is instruction: Normal 0 UNPLUG the dryer. This model you need to remove the two screws under the lint screen. Now use a flat blade screw drive and insert it in the gap between the top and the front panel and pry the top up. Now locate and remove the screws on the inside of the front panel in upper corners. The front should lift off. You will see the two black coils on the gas valve. When you remove the three wire coil, make sure the sleeve inside it gets put back on the post the coils slides onto.
If I can assist you further, please let me know.

Thanks
Vic

Jun 01, 2009 | Dryers

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Gas LG dryer works fine, but heat wont stay on more than a minute. then if i try to start it again, the heat wont come on at all. if i wait a few hours, then the same things happens again. heat comes on,...


First, check to see if there is strong air flow out the house at the exterior dryer vent. It is very important to have good air flow for gas dryers. Second, if you do have good air flow and you do get ignition but the burner shuts down quickly and won't relight, the most likely cause is the coils on the gas valve. They heat up when current passes through them and can open up electrically. When they cool down, the process can repeat. The coils for LG gas valves are not available as separate parts. You have to order a complete gas valve, but you can then take the coils off the new valve and swap them out onto the original valve so you don't have to change out the entire valve. If you need instructions on how to get at the gas valve, let me know (with your model number).

Remember, check your air flow first !
Please rate this solution once you have completed your repair. Thanks.

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