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LGR5620KQ1 Dryer wont heat.

The dryer will operate ie drum will rotate go through the entire run but will not heat. The vents all check out fine and move air appropriately. The heating element was replaced with care but the problem still exists. It does glow during its cycle. The unit makes a funny noise when running but it isn't the normal solenoid clicking sound. This occurs when the normal solenoid noise should be occurring.

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  • hfd130 Oct 08, 2009

    I replaced the coils and all is well. Thanks for the advice.

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HI. The clicking noise you are referring to is caused by the sequential actions of the gas valve coils.These coils are responsible for the opening and closing of the gas valves. The absence of the clicking noise during the cycle will most likely confirm that there is serious damaged that has occurred in this section of the gas valve. These damaged coils will need to be replaced asap. Once replace, the gas will be able to flow correctly through the burner, during the cycle.

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