Question about Whirlpool Dryers
I do not see the shutter on the burner tube to adjust the flame. There should be one right?
In a gas dryer, heat is provided by a gas heater that is controlled by an air shutter. The gas heater is generally the source of no-heat or drying problems. You can often correct such problems by adjusting the air shutter on the gas burner, which is located along the bottom of the dryer.
To adjust the shutter, take out the screws and remove the panel that covers the gas flame. Turn on the dryer so the flame is burning. If the flame has a deep blue color and you hear air whistling around the burner, the air/gas mixture is receiving too much air. If the flame has a yellow tip, the mixture is not receiving enough air. Turn the thumbscrew or loosen the two screws slightly to increase or decrease the flow of air to the burner. Keep turning until the flame is a light blue color, without any yellow, and the whistling stops.
Posted on Jan 08, 2009
the soot is coming from the flame at the gas heater box the drier needs to be converted to propane the flame is too large without the conversion kit installed and thus creates soot at the vent. contact a local repair place for this one it can be tricky.
Posted on Sep 12, 2009
no you definately need to change orfices from gas(line) to propane, call your gas supplier for a conversion kit or go to an appliance parts store and they will help you on this on this matter,don't try to start this unit after change-over if the orfice isn't right, i tried it and found out tooooooooo late
Posted on Apr 04, 2010
SOURCE: I have a Kenmore Elite
To check the igniter ya need to use multimeter set to ac voltage and check for 120 vac coming into the igniter if ya have 120 volts ac and the igniter does not glow the igniter is the problem. This tip i wrote covers what to check when a gas dryer does not heat
Posted on Sep 24, 2011
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