Question about Whirlpool LGR5636L Gas Dryer

1 Answer

Gas dryer-no heat. whirlpool lgr4634eq3. can i

Gas dryer-no heat. whirlpool lgr4634eq3. can i self fix, or should i call landlord?

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 525 Answers

Advise your landlord of the issue and follow his/her instructions.
I have provided some information on trouble shooting the dryer No Heat issue.


Below is a checklist provided by; www.repairclinic.com.
They also provide repair parts, disassembly procedures and diagrams for DIY repairs.

Firstly, ascertain that you have made a positive heat selection, then read on.


Warning! To avoid personal injury or even death, always disconnect your appliance from its power source--that is, unplug it or break the connection at the circuit breaker or fuse box--before you do any troubleshooting or repair work on your appliance. Also, because some components may have sharp edges, use caution while working on your appliance.

If your dryer doesn't heat, check these:

Igniter
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.

If the fuse has blown, it has no continuity. When this happens, your dryer either just stops heating, or it doesn't work at all. Be sure to inspect the venting/heating system before replacing the fuse to put the dryer back into operation. (You can't re-set this type of fuse.)

Posted on Jul 12, 2009

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Kenmore 110.64622300 not starting


Unplug dryer and check the vent pipe to outside clear it and make sure vent is clear ro outside atmosphere.
take back off of dryer and check fuse. Fuse is located on blower housing next to control thermostat.
3399849-j2rqmywrjn05nkl43ld3f3b0-5-0.jpg If the fuse IS open (blown) then remove the filter housing and clean it as well. I have a home made video I did about heat problem but on my video I show how to check all that stuff: below that is my blog page smack dab full of all manor of stuff pertaining to your dryer. Please let me know if this heps. -PawPaw Dan Webster https://sites.google.com/site/sublimeappliancerepair/washer-will-not-spin/agitator-woes/dryer-will-not-work/how-do-i-get-inside-my-dryer/gas-dryer-quits-heating/more-gas-dryer-enlightenment/gallery-of-dryer-parts-locations-and-diagrams/frigidaire-gibson-kelvanator-dryer-101/kenmore-whirlpool-englis-roper-dryer-notes

If you need further help, reach me via phone at https://www.6ya.com/expert/dan_73bbd84fe1d95b61

Jun 23, 2017 | Kenmore Dryers

1 Answer

Model # LGR4634EQ3 is turning but it is not getting hot.


Hi, If you are having problems with your gas dryer not heatingthe most common problem is that the ignitor goes bad. Even though it glowssometimes it is still not working properly. if you dryer is gas check out this gas no heat tip.... If you have an electric dryer, you can have many differentthings that can go wrong causing the dryer not to heat. check outthis electric no heat tip...

heatman101

Jul 06, 2011 | Whirlpool Dryers

1 Answer

Whirlpool lgr4634eq3 gas dryer-runs on low heat or heat fails to work-sometimes. Timer is new; plenty of gas, the ignition element obviously works


i would check your gas valve coils
they are probably weaking or at least your hold is
but i would replace both
they sit right on top of your gas regulator behind the ignitor
two littly tube like things

Oct 09, 2009 | Whirlpool Dryers

1 Answer

Dryer heat shuts off


Hello, reading between the lines I'm going to assume you have a gas dryer. This problem is going to be your safety valve coils...basically they get old and over time of heating then cooling develop a short when they heat up...It may appear the gas lights to start but then goes out until the safety valve coils cool back down. Here is a picture of the coils 57d5263.jpgThis should solve your problem. Hope this helps, Please feel free to comment again if you have any further questions or concerns. Good Luck! Mike

Jul 24, 2009 | Whirlpool Dryers

2 Answers

Dryer flame goes on and then off


Try this link I hope it helps, I know it helped me a ton!! ps don't forget to rank my help. Thank you and have a nice day!


http://fixitnow.com/wp/2004/11/13/mailbag-how-to-troubleshoot-a-gas-dryer-with-no-heat/

May 05, 2009 | Dryers

1 Answer

Whirlpool LGR4634EQ3 not heating


most likely your coil set is bad. is it turns on once, but then doesn't ignite again, your coil set is overheating and not working. it will need to be replaced. Joe

Dec 02, 2008 | Whirlpool LGR3624JQ Gas Dryer

2 Answers

Gas dryer/ whirlpool


well your generating heat which is a good sign, either there is a blockage in your venting() most likely source of issue!) but you say ou replaced, i would then look to replacing the valve coils, 279834, about 20 bucks, easy to replace... its possible that they open the valve upon start up allowing heat, but after being on 20-30 min they overheat and no longer open not allowing heat to generate..

Apr 03, 2008 | Whirlpool LGV4634JQ Gas Dryer

2 Answers

Gas dryer not heating up


Flash, did you check the thermal fuse in the back? On a gas dryer the drum will still turn if it's blown. check out the picture and post back.

Mar 29, 2007 | Whirlpool LGR3624JQ Gas Dryer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Whirlpool LGR5636L Gas Dryer Logo

1,470 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Whirlpool Dryers Experts

Tim Whalen

Level 3 Expert

3074 Answers

Sal De

Level 3 Expert

2699 Answers

Craig Butler
Craig Butler

Level 3 Expert

1723 Answers

Are you a Whirlpool Dryer Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...