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My whirlpool dryer igniter glows but doesn't stay

My whirpool dryer is not heating up. the igniter glows but doesn't stay on. I changed the thermal fuse and still the same problem.

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  • wardoman May 25, 2009

    I have a 5 year old Whirlpool dryer that will not heat. I turn it on and it will start to heat, I see the nice glow and blue flame and it will only last for about 30 seconds to 1 minute, and the flame dies. If I try to restart it, it may or may not glow again but defiantly no flame. If I wait 20-30 minutes, it will glow & I will get another flame but it will burn out again in 30 seconds - 1 minute. I did change the thermal fuse and no difference.

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Hi, You need to change the coils on the top of the gas valve. This is a very common problem with the newer gas dryers. We have them for $29.95 on out web site www.whilpoolpartssurplus.com
If I can assist you further, please let me know.

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Vic

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