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Whirlpool LGR4634JQ1 Ignites the first time, then will not ignite

The dryer starts to get hot then will be cool in a few minutes. I look through the peep hole on the front of the dryer while it is running, and and see orange from the element, and this ignites the gas (we have propane). The flames go for a while, then go out after a few minutes. After some tumbling, I can hear the click when the gas starts to feed, again the element glows orange, but the flames will not ignite. Help! Thank you.

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  • cmnelson29 May 14, 2009

    I could use a little run-down on how to change them, if you don't mind. Its a Whirlpool gas, converted to run on propane. The model is LGR4634JQ1, the serial is ML3124274, type B433-NAT-1206006-FM22. A part number would be very helpful, too. Thank you so much!

  • slicks70 May 19, 2009

    The dryer starts to get hot then will be cool in a few minutes. I look through the peep hole on the front of the dryer while it is running, and see orange from the element, and this ignites the gas. The flames go for a while, and then go out after a few minutes. After some tumbling, I can hear the click when the gas starts to feed, again the element glows orange, but the flames will not ignite. It’s a Whirlpool gas. The model is LGR6620PQ1, the serial is MT1105463, type DWJR-NAT-1206006-FM-22. A part number would be very helpful. Thank you so much!

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Hi, You will need to change the coils on the top of the gas valve. They are a plug in coil. This is a very common problem. If you need assistance on how to change them or the part#, I can help you. I would need you model#.

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Vic

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    Victor May 14, 2009

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    Make sure that you have unplugged the appliance. This is to ensure safety while you are fixing your dryer.


    After you have Disconnected the power, remove the lint filter to expose the screws. Take out the two phillips head screws. Then using the standard screw driver, put it in between the opening of the top and front of the dryer and pop it up. Note: There is a spring clip on both right and left edge in the front) . Flip the top of the dryer up and rest it against the wall if possible.

    Look for the two 5/16" or 1/4" screws that are located on the inner side of the front upper corners of the dryer. When you have found these screws, hold the front of the dryer then remove the screws. Once the front panel is loose, slightly lift upwasrs on the panel and set it off to the side. Note: You should not have to remove the wire leading to the door switch. This is done by pulling out the top and lifting it off the tabs at the base.

    Now locate the gas coil below the drum. You will need to remove the two phillips head screw on each side of the metal bracket holding the two coils to the gas valve. Notice which coil goes where. Make sure that the sleeve on the three wire coil gets put back on the post before you put the new coil on. Sometimes the sleeve will stay inside the ols coil when you remove it!! Put the metal bracket back on the coils making sure the little knobs on the coil fall into the holes in the bracket.

    Now you are ready to put the front panel back on and the top.

    This is also a chance for you to clean your dryer. Just vacuum out the lint. DO NOT stick the wand of the vacuum inside the burner housing.!!

    THe part # is 279834. If you have to buy it online, I would appreciate you giving my parts site a chance. www.whirlpoolpartssurplus.com

    Let me know if this helps.

    Vic

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