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Get back off of dryer

I cant get the back of my dryer off to check igniter etc.

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Below the head panel on the back side should be about 7 or 8 screws, onthe back to remove the panel, after removing all the screws, remove the vent tube an you'll have access to the back panel, thermal fuse an cycling thermostat an vent would be right in front of you!

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Gas does not light

Need more info. Is the igniter coming on but no flame, is the igniter not coming on. Several things will make the igniter not come on (timer, motor switch, thermal fuses, thermostats, temp selectors, etc. What have you checked already?

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How do I get to the igniter on a whirlpool gas dryer? Model # WGD59005WO

1. remove lint screen, remove 2 screws
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Gas dryer. will not dry but runs. I'm thinking thermostat, igniter, etc.????

You're on the right track. It's probably the ignition panel. This device heats to a certain temperature and causes the pilot to light. If the ignition is not heating, you will have all systems working but no heat. If you're handy you might be able to install it yourself. We had the same problem years ago and a professional replaced it for a very reasonable price. It also bought us another 6 years on our dryer.
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I how do I replace the ignitor? I had a friend find the problem and now I need to install the ignitor and reassemble the dryer.


There are two common styles of igniters, glow igniters and spark igniters. The igniter ignites the gas either by heating up and glowing, or by sparking. If the igniter fails, the dryer will not heat.

Please check this links to get the instruction for the replacement and the installation though you did not mention which is the brand of the dryer.

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DLG5966G will not get hot. Vents have been cleaned and replaced with newer shorter ones. The heating mechanism sensor has been wiped clean...what could be causing it not to heat?

check if the igniter is glowing at all upon startup. you will need to partially disassemble dryer to check. if the igniter doesnt glow, then check the safety t-stat on flame tube body. it has a reset button on it. beyond that, it could be a gas valve problem, igniter itself; circuit board, etc..etc.

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The dryer runs, but there is no heat. Gas is

If your dryer doesn't heat, check these:

Gas valve coils
Thermal fuse
Igniter Modern gas dryers use an electric igniter to ignite the gas from the gas valve. When it's working properly, the igniter glows bright orange. When it burns out, the dryer tumbles but there's no heat because the gas can't ignite. When the igniter burns out, you need to replace it. If the igniter is held by a tension bracket, you very well may need to replace the bracket too.

The igniter is inside the dryer housing, near the bottom front, usually in a cone-shaped metal tube (the force cone). It's about 2 inches long. It's mounted to the far end of the burner tube, and it has two wires attached to it--or to the tension bracket, if there is one.

Gas valve coils Watch the igniter. Does it glow bright orange, then shut off without igniting the gas? (When the gas ignites there's a large blue flame.) If so, there may be defective coils on the gas valve. Mounted on the top of modern gas valves, there are black electrical coils. The coils, when energized, open the gas valve. If one or more of the coils are defective, the valve doesn't open and the gas cannot ignite. Because it's often difficult to properly test the coils, it's usually best to replace both (all) of them at the same time.

Thermal fuse On many dryers, there's a thermal fuse (a heat-sensitive fuse that blows if the dryer overheats) mounted to the exhaust duct inside the back cover panel. The fuse is about an inch long. It's usually embedded in black resin and mounted in a white plastic housing.

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The dryer ignites but the gas valve does'nt light

Check that the gas sensor is clear or any lint/dust/crud, etc. as that could be preventing the gas valve from opening up and allowing ignition. Typically all gas dryers have a safety feature that won't allow operation if the exhaust vent pipe has excessive lint and dust in it, as that is a fire hazard.

Look in your owner's manual to see the procedures for accessing the vent exhaust and follow your specific instructions. Usally there is an access panel/door at the bottom front of the dryer that will allow you to get inside the vent, etc. Inside that is a surface mounted sensor that does a couple of things; checks for proper air (venting) flow; no excessive dust/lint buildup; and that the ignitor coil has been "lit", etc.

If any of these doesn't occur, the gas valve will not open. Follow the monthly cleaning procedure/check to make certain that the dryer is safe to use and operate.

If all the above are OK, then it is likely that the sensor has failed and needs to be replaced. You can look at the to find your particular model using their parts diagrams and illustrations of your dryer, etc.

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I have an older Maytag D8512 with an electric igniter. When I push the start button, nothing happens. I checked the pilot light and it is off. I used a long matchstick to see if I could start the pilo

there is no pilot light. electric igniter will glow and pull amps allowing gas valve to open. if you do not see igniter glow it is bad or thermal fuse has blown. look for 120 volts at the igniter when running. if voltage found bad igniter, if no voltage trace back to fuse/stats.this assumes dryer is actually running. if drum not turning could be a number of things. door switch, fuse, etc

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Maytag neptune dryer not heating up to dry clothes.

On my dryer the igniter is rt behind the front panel. Take off the dooe and a few screws and pull it off. If the igniter lights at all it is good. Try also checking the entire discharge vent hose as sometimes it gets clogged way dn line and you might not notice it. Try squeezing it all the way dn.

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Kenmore 110.70212990

For a Gas Dryer:
1: Check if the igniter glows, if the igniter glows for a short time, followed by a distinct "click" then shuts off, you most likely have to replace the valve coils.
2: If the igniter does not glow at all, you will need to check some electrical components with an electrical meter. (or "ohm meter"..)
First check the thermal fuse, typically mounted either on the blower housing, (for dryers with a bottom lint trap) or on the rear bulkhead, (dryers with a lint screen on top). If the fuse reads OL or infinite resistance, (open fuse) replace it and check for clear venting and proper airflow at your exhaust duct. If your venting is unrestricted, also replace the operating thermostat or thermistor, whichever your dryer has.
If the fuse checks ok, then check the the igniter by disconnecting the in-line wire harness from the igniter and reading across the two pins in the harness, if you read infinite resistance, replace the igniter.
If the igniter checks ok, read across the radiant sensor mounted on the side of the burn tube, you must remove at least one of the wires from the terminals for a correct reading, again, if infinite resistance, replace.
If this doesn't help you may be looking at some electrical issues in the temp select switch, etc. Hope this helps.

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