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Whirlpool flames on for a few cycles, then no flame,, all therostats have continuity,dryer keeps running on auto dry, tested gas coils seem fine too any ideas?

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If you have tested your gas coils then i would probably check your exhaust venting. May be plugged with lint build up...if the vent comes out the side of the house go round the house and see if you have good air flow comming out....hope this helps

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Whirlpool dryer heating sporadically?


Remove the lower front panel and turn dryer on. The ignitor should glow bright orange first. After Ignitor glows brightly the next thing will be the flame lighting as the gas valve opens with a click. All this should happen within about a minute or so.

If flame comes on but goes off quickly It's likely one of the Gas valve coils is opening a break in the coil as the coil heats up. This coil will shrink when cool and be able to run again. The coils are purchased as a kit.

If ignitor goes off and no flame comes on the coil kit is likely needed because one coil is fully broken inside its case. If flame goes on but shuts off shortly the problem is as described above and the kit is needed.

There is a flame safety assembly on the can above the burner. If the airflow is poor. the flame tip may activate that safety and turn the flame off. Or the flame switch may be open and not allow the flame to come on at all.

The Flame switch can be tested for continuity with an ohmeter but the valves may ONLY show bad with power applied and can not be tested with a meter as they will test good.. Good Luck

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Flame keeps going out after 5-10 seconds


Gas Dryer no heat: or shuts down soon after heating CHECK:

Thermal Fuse
If the air flow in the dryer is restricted, the temperature in the heating chamber can get hot enough to blow the thermal fuse. If the fuse blows, it cuts power to the coils that control the gas valve. The fuse is usually mounted to the exhaust duct just inside the back panel. You can check its continuity with an ohmmeter. If, after disconnecting the fuse, you get any reading other than 0 when you touch the leads of the meter to its terminals, it has blown. There's no way to restore it -- you'll have to install a replacement.

Igniter and Gas Valve Coils
TEST with a multi meter: The igniter is an electric conductor that works like the element in an electric heater, glowing hot enough to ignite gas when you turn on the dryer. This conductor can burn out, and when it does, it may glow, but it won't get hot enough to ignite the gas. At times it may give a reading of continuity yet fail mechanically and not get hot enough to ignite flame though it gets hot and glows and even may show Ohms or continuity ( close circuit) ?

Occasionally, the Gas safety valve and the electric coils that control the gas valve are defective -- they can wear out when the dryer gets old. When this happens, the igniter glows, but gas never enters the heating chamber or does not stay consistant.
Performing a continuity test on either part will help you determine whether or not you need to replace it. But the coils should also be tested for amount of resistance as well as Ohms. As they may be showing ohms yet not putting out enough resistance to keep proper gas pressure flowing. Most coils should show at least 1300 ohms ( GIVE OR TAKE 150 OHMS). Anything significantly less Thus u get an ignition but then it soon goes back out. The flame does not stay lit.

Air Flow and Heat
The motor that drives the tumbler also drives a fan that circulates air through the heating chamber and the tumbler and expels it through the vent. If the air can't circulate, perhaps because of lint blockage, the heating chamber overheats, which prompts the cycling thermostat to turn off the gas. The thermostat resets when the chamber cools, but the chamber heats up quickly and the thermostat again shuts off the gas. The result is that the temperature in the tumbler doesn't stay hot, and your clothes take longer to dry, if they get dry at all.

Warning
There's a big difference between a dryer that doesn't heat up at all and one that just doesn't get hot enough to dry your clothes. In the first instance, the problem is usually a defective part, and things should be back to normal after you replace it. In the second instance, the problem is caused by restricted air flow, and you need to clear the lint filter and vents and take steps to prevent lint build-up. If you don't, you'll use more energy for drying than you need and the dryer may continue to malfunction. Worse, you may have a dryer fire.

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Series 80 gas dryer. Turn on and flame only lasts few mins.


Intermittent contact inside one of the gas valve coils. Replace. Part number 279834.
You can order them at AP Wagner. Use coupon "New10" for 10% off

Oct 16, 2009 | Kenmore 75944 Gas Dryer

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I have a Neptune Gas Dryer MDG300AW and the flame goes out.


Well, first of all, the flame is not supposed to be continuous... it cycles on and off during the dry cycle because it staying on would incinerate your clothing. However, there are magnetic coils that do often go bad and cause the valve to stop opening after the beginning of the cycle... so you get a flame in the beginning, but if you were to sit there for 5 minutes with the dryer running, you would find that the flame stopped lighting completely.

They are pretty easy to replace... you will have to unscrew the little plastic pieces from the inside edge of the door, and unscrew the hinges and remove the door, then pull the front panel off (pull at the top).

Of course... UNPLUG before opening any appliance.

here's a picture of what you are looking for... they are completely outside the gas line, so changing them is very simple and doesn't require any handling of the gas. they are held on with a small metal plate.

http://www.repairclinic.com/SSPartDetail.aspx?s=t-mdg5500-%3d%3dd563888i3479&PartID=3479

Jul 26, 2009 | Maytag Neptune MDG5500AW Gas Dryer

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Dryer does not dry clothes. Flame does not stay on


run dryer for 10 minutes then remove vent hose see if start working mean flame on for while, if it is then you need to clean your vent system.

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Wirlpool gas drier flame comes on for the initial start then goes out and wont come back on to finish drying clothes?


Problem -
Gas flame comes on first few times then quits and igniter keeps cycling on and off but never lets the gas go.
Answer ( most common ) -
Replace the coils on the Gas Valve.

http://www.applianceaid.com/gas_dryer.html

I had a problem much the same as you and replaced the coils. Works like a charm now.

Mar 31, 2009 | Whirlpool LGR7646E Dryer

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Dryer gets warm at first but then cools down


Check the hi limit thermostat and the cycle thermostat. They may be opening too soon.
Remove the connecting vent on the rear of the dryer exhaust and see if it cycles normally.
The flame sensor may be malfunctioning.
If the gas valve coils are good, these are the only other possibilities.

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Frigidaire gas dryer, burner lights but gets shut off immediately


ckd coils on burner /valve they are probably breaking down..be sure you have good gas supply sounds almost like low or no gas pressure but believe you'll find coils bad

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Just another damb heating problem


on gas dryers there are two coils on the burner assy. (small black cylinder with two wire haness) one opens initially to allow gas for ignition after that the flame sensor will allow the secondary to open for continuous flame i suggest replacing them both

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