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Whirlpool Gas Dryer Problem - No Heat - Long Story

I have a Whirlpool Duet Natural Gas Dryer Model #GGW9250PW3 and have been experiencing an ongoing problem with no heat since October 2008. At first they thought the problem was bad ''coils'' so they were changed - The dryer worked for 2.5 loads then same problem, no heat. The repair man came ended up changing the ''coils'' a total of 4 times. It would work for 2-3 loads then the heat would cut-out. Then I tried a different company who called the Whirlpool Tech line to help diagnose the problem - Change the entire valve-burner assembly - This did not fix the problem. Every 45 seconds or so the dryer would try to light-up but it never could. Whirlpool referred me to my gas company to check the pressure. Ended up that I had 12.2'' W.C. coming in to the house so Whirlpool told me to have it regulated down into the 4'' - 6'' W.C. range. This has been down, they came back out serviced the dryer changed the valve-burner assembly and it worked...for another 2.5 loads then the same problem all over again - No Heat! I know I have the proper pressure since the regulator is set at 5.2'' W.C as instructed by Whirlpool. The Dryer is just over two years old (September 2006) so this is driving my wife and me crazy. What else could possibly be wrong? I've always had 12.2'' coming into the house and the dryer worked fine for the first 2 years. The ''coils'' appear to be deformed or melted whenever they were changed. Any and all suggestions are greatly appreciated - Please Help!

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  • Andrew Virostek Mar 03, 2009

    Dryer vent/exhaust was cleaned and clear no obstructions.

  • Andrew Virostek Mar 03, 2009

    The gas valve and igniter and gas valve have both been replaced. I know the sensor works because I watched the loads run when it was fixed for 2-3 loads before it stopped heating up again.

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Sir,
99+% of your type problem is usually vent troubles. Gas coils will start heat up than stop flaming for about 10 or 15 minutes. Clogged vents start and stop, Flame for about 10 to 15 seconds than off for minute or 2. Before you spend $$ look in vent tube from back inside dryer to see if anything got stuck in there, very unlikely but have seen it  and other thingmay be a bad control board.

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HI, i suspect a really bad manufacturing flaw that exists in the coil assembly. this sounds like a flawed design. i would consider switching to a different model number. this production run has a serious flaw it seems.

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  • Check for proper air flow
  • Check the ignitor
  • Check gas jet
  • Test the gas valve coils
  • Check the flame sensor
  • Test the safety fuse
  • Test the thermostats
  • Test the centrifugal switch
  • Test the timer motor
  • Test the temperature selector switch
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    Hi..the problem resides in various parts like
    1) Thermal switch. ( I think this come in 2, one high and low).
    2) Gas Valve solenoid
    3) igniter (to start the gas)
    4) Sensor
    5) Themostat
    Make sure which is not functioning properly.
    check it out..
    thank u..

    Posted on Mar 03, 2009

    • Hariharanath V Mar 03, 2009

      hi..these may be one of the reasons.

      1.Your lint screen could be clogged

      2.Your vent could be clogged or sagging in spots which will cause steam to turn back into water

      3.Your timer could be bad or a wire may have burnt

      4.One of your thermostats could be bad. Your high temp thermo cutout could have sensed a faulty in heating (this is located in the back of the drum)

      5.The igniter coil could be burnt out.( this is located on the burner itself in the front base of the dryer )

      6.The belt could be broke or lost tension and many other quirky things

      check it out..

      thanks..

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    I have had this same problem except it was with an electric dryer. My wife got rid of it and we got a new one and that one did the same thing. I got to looking around and I decided to check the dryer vent. The dryer exahust was clogged. I would check the exhaust tube. Vacumme it out and make sure that there are no obstructions.

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      Timothy Lee Mar 03, 2009

      By the vent being clogged it is causing the coils to overheat and burn up.

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