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Whirlpool Dryer The dryer starts, gas valve opens and it has heat, after a few minutesthe valve must be closing because it loses flame. It will cycle likethis in automatic or manual time set.

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Re: Whirlpool Dryer

Try new gas valve coil packs. They are inexpensive, easy to install and fix 90% of intermittent lighting complaints.

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Whirlpool dryer heating sporadically?

Remove the lower front panel and turn dryer on. The ignitor should glow bright orange first. After Ignitor glows brightly the next thing will be the flame lighting as the gas valve opens with a click. All this should happen within about a minute or so.

If flame comes on but goes off quickly It's likely one of the Gas valve coils is opening a break in the coil as the coil heats up. This coil will shrink when cool and be able to run again. The coils are purchased as a kit.

If ignitor goes off and no flame comes on the coil kit is likely needed because one coil is fully broken inside its case. If flame goes on but shuts off shortly the problem is as described above and the kit is needed.

There is a flame safety assembly on the can above the burner. If the airflow is poor. the flame tip may activate that safety and turn the flame off. Or the flame switch may be open and not allow the flame to come on at all.

The Flame switch can be tested for continuity with an ohmeter but the valves may ONLY show bad with power applied and can not be tested with a meter as they will test good.. Good Luck

Nov 18, 2015 | Whirlpool Dryer. Gas Dryer. 7.0 cu. ft. in...

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After the initial startit runs for approx. fiv minutes, than flames is off, after a few minutes ignator goes on but no flame.


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

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 likeoldtech2332_64.jpg

Aug 27, 2011 | Dryers

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No heat while drying

If this is a gas dryer. It's possible that the solenoid gas valve has gone bad. One way to determine this is by do a dry cycle and listen to the gas and flame to start. It shoudl sound like a flame starting on a regular stove top. Once the flame starts you can hear the flame. If the flame stops in less than a minute that is an indication that the gas valves has switched off. You need to have the solenoid valve replaced.

Mar 01, 2011 | Whirlpool Dryers

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Have a Whirlpool LGR4634EQ1 dryer and it all of a sudden stop heating up

There are quite a few things to check on a gas dryer.
  1. Gas valve coils
  2. Igniter
  3. Flame Sensor
  4. Thermal Fuse
  5. High Limit Thermostat
  6. Cycling Thermostat
Here is a video to walk you thru the process of doing the diagnostics on the dryer to find the failed component.

Dec 31, 2010 | Whirlpool LGV4634JQ Gas Dryer

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What to do when dryer runs but does not heat up

Things that could stop a gas dryer from heating:
- glow bar igniter, thermal fuse , coils on the gas valve, gas valve, thermostats, motor heat switch, timer, selector switch, sensor.
Problem -
Gas flame comes on first few times then quits and igniter keeps cycling on and off but never lets the gas go.
Answer ( most common ) -
Replace the coils on the Gas Valve.

Problem -
No flame, no igniter glowing at all,
Answer ( most common ) -
Inspect igniter for small burnt spot on dark gray or black part of igniter or check for 110 volts to igniter when dryer should be calling for heat.

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Aug 10, 2010 | Whirlpool LGR5636L Gas Dryer

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Dryer starts to heat with flame then flame goes out

Check the gas valve. The springs on the valve can become faulty and won't hold valve open.

Sep 16, 2009 | Whirlpool LGR5636L Gas Dryer

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How do you light pilot light?

Dryer does not have pilot light.  There is an ignitor that glows when the dryer is started and lights the flame when the gas begins to flow.  With the front of the dryer off start it up and look for the glow. when it glows hot enough (or on a newer model it might be a spark) the gas should ignite.  When the flame sensor sees that the gas is ignited it shuts off the ignitor and keeps the gas valve open until the temperature sensor gets high and shuts it off.  When the temp sensor cools down the cycle repeats.
If no glow or spark-->bad ignitor If no gas flow-->bad flame sensor or bad gas valve coil If gas comes on and goes off quickly-->lint filter and/or vent pipe or outlet may be clogged or bad flame sensor.

May 29, 2009 | Whirlpool Dryers

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GE Gas Dryer Model #dbvh512gfoww heat problems

Hi, It sounds like the coils on top the gas valve are bad. If the ignitor glows but shuts off before a flame, the coils need changed.
I hope this helps. If I can assist you further, please let me know.


May 24, 2009 | GE 7.0 Cu. Ft. Super Capacity Gas Dryer -...

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Whirlpool dryer LGR7646EQ3. Burner lights before pushing start.

The heat is regulated with a Klixon mounted next to the blower housing near the vent pipe so it can judge the temperature of the air coming out of the drum.Right next to it is a melting type fuse. If the dryer runs and gets too hot the fuse will melt.But the dryer will still run. So if the fuse is good(continuity) and the dryer control(cycle) thermostat is also good then you should have power going to the gas valve assembly when the machine is running unless the timer is in the no heat or wrinkle free/cool down mode. When the gas valve assembly is energized the flame sensor mounted outside the burner chamber detects the heat from the ignitor. When the heat is very intense then the sensor shuts down the ignitor and that frees up the power so that the coils can be fully energised and open the gas gates. The gas comes out and hits the red hot ignitor and you have ignition. It stays on for maybe 2 or 3 minutes or until the control thermostat is satisfied and shuts down power to the gas valve assembly.
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Dec 15, 2008 | Whirlpool LGR7646E Dryer

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I have a Whirlpool Gas Dryer LGV6848AWO.

the ignitor bar that lights the gas might not be coming on, the coils that open the gas valve in the dryer might not be opening the valve, or the flame sensor might be bad which would not allow power to the ignitor. these are the most common problems with whirlpool gas dryers

Nov 28, 2007 | Whirlpool LGR3624JQ Gas Dryer

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