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Gas dryer tumbles but does not heat, I'm trying to locate igniter

Where is igniter in Whirlpool dryer?

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Hi, The ignitor is inside the dryer under the drum. The first part you will want to test is the fuse (most common problem)
Here is how:
UNPLUG the dryer! Remove the rear panel of the dryer and locate the fuse. It is white and ¼” wide and 3” long. It is located on the blower housing. Remove the wires and check to see if it has continuity. If it does not, you need to replace it. If the fuse tests ok, let me know and I can instruct you on getting to the ignitor.
Please let me know if this help or if I can assist you further.

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