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When u turn on my gas whirlpool dryer it runs as normal. when u check on it a little later (on automatic dry) the timer has not moved, and the dryer has quit producing heat

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  • jguenther331 Jun 19, 2009

    if you put it on timed dry...20, 30 min. etc the timer works, but the heat doesnt' work the whole time

  • jguenther331 Jun 19, 2009

    if you put it on timed dry...20, 30 min. etc the timer works, but the heat doesnt' work the whole time

  • jguenther331 Jun 20, 2009

    is there a way to check the gas valve coils? once the thermostat tells the dryer to kick off heat momentarily the heat never comes back on....u can hear the ignitor clicking like it keeps trying to start the gas. if you open the door and close it back then it will ignite

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Hi, the timer control the heating commands and, if its not moving(rotating), this will confirm timer failuer. replace it asap.

Posted on Jun 18, 2009

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    Michael Masters Jun 19, 2009

    Ok, i still think the timer is bad in this case. there may be certain sector of the timer that may still be operational but, the affected sectors are certainly damaged. its best to replace the timer in this case.

    I would also check the gas valve coils. they are black and cylindrical in design. the can be found on the actual valve assembly. these coils are responsible for the opening and closing of the gas valves and, if defective, they can cause this interruption in the heating process.


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    Michael Masters Jun 20, 2009

    You can check the coils by using a Multimeter or ohm. these coils should be replaced. they are definitely faulty.

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