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LG 3788 My dryer tumble does not dry. the ignitor glows I have done Ohm tests on various parts, I have the front off the unit with the and have tried to operate it. Does it need the motor hamster wheel and the drum door closed to allow air flow to make it ignite.....When I am measuring the coils on the gas valve I measure the 2 wires at the connector is this right???? or should i be measuring one wire and grounding my other contact to the chasis....Should I be measuring AC Or Dc I know it should be about 90 volts. If the most common problem is a bad coil on the valve assembly can I get the coils seperately????

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Check the high limit switch located in the combustion chamber tube where the flame burns.  There is a reset button there.  If you push the button and hear a click, then everything should work.

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May Tag Gas Dryer Model MDG3000AWW - Dry works but no heat, more dry/ less dry lights flashing. Whats wrong? How do I get heat again?

it is either your glow coil or it is your ignitor
open the door and remove the four screws
take the front panel off.
leave the door attached so you can test the dryer
be very careful not to touch any wires while you are doing this
now close the door and turn the dryer on
does the ignitor turn on?
if yes that is good
does the ignitor glow and no flame?
sometimes it will take a minute to show it's problem
if the ignitor glows and no flame replace your ignitor coils
make sure to turn the power off when replaceing the coils

Aug 24, 2010 | Maytag Dryers

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My Maytag Dryer (Model: DG612 , Series: 05) stopped producing hot air to dry the clothes. I opened the little door on the bottom right hand corner on the front of the machine and noticed that there was no...

Replace the ignitor you broke and check gas valve coils for continuity (they should be in the range of 500 - 2000 Ohm, don't remember exactly). Very likely one of them has failed.
Part numbers for the ignitor (any will do, they're identical):


Part numbers for gas valve coils (complete kit, also identical):


Good luck,
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Jun 02, 2010 | Dryers

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My LG Dryer DLG5988W wont always heat up. The

Dryer ignitors are not as tempermental as oven ignitors. If it glows, the problem is most likely is not the ignitor. One of the coils on the gas valve is the problem, but with LG, you have to get the entire gas valve, as the coils are not available as seperate parts. By the way, if you are testing the dryer with the front off, you have to make sure to cover the drum opening with something (like a piece of cardboard) so that you will maintain proper air flow for the burner.

Jan 25, 2010 | Dryers

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Dryer tumbles but no heat no ignition

if it's gas it's likely the ignitor or glow coil. it has to burn white hot in order to light. it is not hot enough to light if it's an orange/red colour. if it's electric, check the element for a break, use a ohm meter and test for continuity. also a good idea to make sure the venting is clean and clear.

Oct 04, 2009 | Dryers

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Dryer turns on, tumbles the drum but does not ignite the gas unit to heat and dry clothes

Check the ignitor underneath the drum. (You have to open the panel to see it) It should glow shortly after the dryer starts, then the flame starts and the ignitor shuts off. If the ignitor does not glow then it or the thermostat is bad. If the ignitor is glowing but the gas does not light then the flame sensor may have to be replaced. If the gas ignites but does not stay on either the flame sensor or the coils are at fault.
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If everything above is OK then the thermostat2.gif or the auto sensor is not working correctly.

Sep 21, 2009 | Dryers

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My dryr tumbles but does not dry

Gas dryer? First thing to check is the ignitor underneath the drum. (You have to open the panel to see it)  It should glow shortly after the dryer starts, then the flame starts and the ignitor shuts off.  If the ignitor is glowing but the gas does not light then the gas valve coils may have to be replaced.  If the gas ignites but does not stay on either the flame sensor or the coils are at fault.

Electric dryer? Temperature sensor has failed or heating element has burned out.

May 30, 2009 | Whirlpool Dryers

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Stops heatinng

Hi, first thing to check is the venting. If the vent is plugged, it will cause the heat to short cycle.
If later in the cycle, the ignitor glows but will not ignite the gas, you will need to change the coils on top the gas valve. This is a common problem.
Please let me know if I can assist you further.


May 24, 2009 | Maytag Neptune MDG5500AW Gas Dryer

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No heat.

yes they should be able to test it for you off of the dryer

Apr 14, 2009 | Dryers

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The Ignitor is fine? So, it heats on some settings and not others?

The OHM Meter test for continuity.
Some parts give a reading of a certain amount of OHM's but, most the time all you need to know is if you get any reading on the meter at all. This shows there is no break inside the part. You can check the ignitor this way also the solenoids on the gas valve.

If the ignitor glows red then shuts off and does not ignite the gas, this could be the sensor or the solenoids. The sensor located close to the ignitor, will detect the glow from the ignitor and send power to the solenoids on the gas valve.

Jan 26, 2009 | Dryers

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A dryer needs only three things to dry clothes:
1. Tumble the clothes.
2. Blow the air.
3. Heat the air.

If your clothes aren't drying, you are missing one or more of these.

You've mentioned that the basket is tumbling. That's good. The blower is also running if the motor is turning. But that doesn't mean the air is blowing. It could be clogged up behind the lint screen, in the vent pipe behind the machine, or at the vent outside the house.

If it's blowing lots of cold air (go to the outside vent to find out) then your dryer isn't heating. This would mean some part inside the dryer has failed. If so, the first thing you want to determine is, does the ignitor glow? There's a hole at the very bottom front edge where you might see it glow. You may have to place a mirror in front of the hole to see it glow.

Write back with more symptoms, and I'll help you through the rest.

Mar 23, 2008 | Dryers

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