Question about Dryers
I HAVE A LGR8648LWO WHIRLPOOL DRYER ITS HEATS UP FOR MINUTE AND STILLS SPINS BUT NO HEAT CAN YOU HELP? I have a Maytag gas dryer LGR8648LWO. The heat comes on when I first turn it on. The exhaust temp. is about 130F. The burner shuts off and does not come back on.
Hi. i would recommend checking all component's below for faults. replace any that are defective or damaged.
1. Gas valve coils
igniter glows, then shuts off without igniting gas - the problem is probably with defective coils (black, located on top of the gas valve). It is recommended to replace all coils (usually two or three) if found defective.
Note: Sometimes the whole gas valve may be defective, thus not letting the gas out. However, this problem is not common.
2. Thermal fuse
Most dryers have a thermal fuse, which burns out when the dryer overheats, in which case the dryer will either not run at all or stop heating. The fuse is usually located on the vent duct, inside the dryer. A blown fuse will show no continuity when measured with a meter. Before replacing the fuse, make sure the blower wheel is not broken or clogged, and there is nothing blocking the venting.
Note: It is recommended by most dryer manufacturers to replace a hi-limit thermostat when replacing a thermal fuse.
igniter may burn out or break. Replace the igniter if found defective.
Note: Igniters are very fragile and break easily. It is recommended to handle the igniter only touching the ceramic part of it (usually white in color).
4. Flame sensor (or radiant heat sensor)
Replace the sensor (located near the igniter) if found defective.
Posted on May 30, 2009
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.
UNPLUG the dryer. This model you need to remove the two screws under the lint screen. Now use a flat blade screw drive and insert it in the gap between the top and the front panel and pry the top up. Now locate and remove the screws on the inside of the front panel in upper corners. The front should lift off. You will see the two black coils on the gas valve. When you remove the three wire coil, make sure the sleeve inside it gets put back on the post thecoils slides onto.
If I can assist you further, please let me know.
Posted on May 30, 2009
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