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Whirlpool LGR4634JQ1 My gas dryer does not ignite all the time. In automatic mode the igniter comes on and the goes off again after 15 seconds. When I use the timed heating section the flame will light and run for awhile and then it also starts to go on and off again.

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Re: Whirlpool LGR4634JQ1

Check for a restricted vent. Clean vent and check for kinks. Make sure lint screen is clean. If you do-not have good airflow due to a restriction, the burner will not stay on. It's a safety thing.

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My gas dryer wont ignite. where do I start trouble shooting

Model number would help but I'll give some general info. Most Kenmore dryers are usually made by Whirlpool so I'll give info for that type dryer. The 1st thing to check on a no heat is if the glow bar ignitor is coming on. At the cycle start it should glow red hot or orange. If no glow the glowbar may be burned out and needs replaced. This is the most common problem in a gas dryer. If you see the orange glow for about 15 seconds and it goes out ---that is normal. That usually means you may have a bad magnetic coil on the top of the gas valve. There are actually 2 coils on the valve and if either one goes bad the valve will not open and let gas through to ignite. They need tested with a multimeter. Thats the 2 most common problems with gas dryers.

Jun 24, 2015 | Kenmore Dryers

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I have a lgr4634jq1 gas dryer flame wont stay lit runs but no heat

Check the following areas to combat this issue. the most common problem spot will be a blown Thermal fuse.

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.

3. Igniter
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.

Sep 09, 2009 | Whirlpool Dryers

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Flame goes out in 15 seconds

check these: 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.)

May 17, 2009 | Dryers

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Whirlpool LGR4634JQ1 Ignites the first time, then will not ignite

Hi, You will need to change the coils on the top of the gas valve. They are a plug in coil. This is a very common problem. If you need assistance on how to change them or the part#, I can help you. I would need you model#.


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Whirlpool gas dryer #LGR4634JQ1 not drying or shutting off


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Gas ignites but goes out after 15 or 20 seconds

Hello gdurawa
Welcome to Fixya
My name is Huum,

You said, upon starting my Kenmore gas dryer the igniter glows and the gas ignites, but the gas goes out after 15 or 20 seconds - clothes don't dry.

This means either the igniter is bad and not getting hot enough to make the gas continue to release completely and stay open, so it shut off.
or you have a bad gas module.
Or a bad gas valve without enough pressure.
Needs to be diagnosed hands on at your location .

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Jan 22, 2009 | Kenmore 63942 Dryer

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Whirlpool gas dryer heat goes on then off then on again

should have electronic igniter that light gas after turned on.

Jan 03, 2009 | Kenmore 73952 Gas Dryer

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I run the gas dryer,i smell gas...turn off dryer,no smell.....

mostly that after burn,,check vent and vent exhaust reall good,,exhaust coming back in home..

Dec 08, 2008 | Whirlpool LER5636P Electric Dryer

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Whirlpool gas dryer model # LGR4634JQ1. The dryer has an initial flame when first started up, but after about 15 seconds the flame goes out and the dryer remains cool.

The flame sensor is probably bad. This is located on the side of the tube the flame is in. Has two wires going to it. Try to short it out and see if the flame stays lit. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES OPERATE THIS DRYER WITH CLOTHES IN IT WITHOUT THE FLAME SENSOR IN PLACE!!!!! The other problem might be air flow. If the duct is blocked the flame will trigger the high limit switch. Take the hose off the back of the dryer and turn it on. There should be a lot of air flow. If there is and the flame stays on the duct hose or outlet is clogged.

Jun 19, 2008 | Whirlpool Dryers

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