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Gas dryer My dryer runs, but not heating up. I took the panel out, I observed that if the flame gets on (doesn't start the flame every time), it will not stay on.

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  • jheid Aug 13, 2008

    No flame on my gas dryer

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    after the flame starts it dies out and them gets a rotation fault

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HI. the problem. is with the coils on the gas valve They will only open, the first time . then they over heat, and wont open. So replace the coils. thanks the appliance doc

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My whirlpool dryer comes on and runs good but it wont get hot can you tell me whats the problem


Hello there and welcome to fixya there are several things that could make this dryer not heat up
Here are the most common things

Thermal Fuse

If the dryer doesn\'t heat, but the drum
turns, check the thermal fuse(s). The thermal fuse protects the dryer
from overheating and helps to prevent fires. If the thermal fuse is
blown, it will have to be replaced.




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Gas Valve Solenoid

The gas valve has two or more electric
solenoids which open the valve to let the gas flow into the burner
assembly. If the dryer doesn\'t heat one or more of the solenoids may be
defective. If the igniter glows for 90 seconds but the burner flame
doesn\'t light, replace these coils as a set.


Dryer Igniter


If the dryer doesn\'t heat, the igniter might
be burned out. Check the igniter for continuity with an ohm meter. Dryer
igniters burn out over time, similar to a light bulb.


Heating Element

The heating element on an electric dryer can
burn out over time. If the dryer doesn\'t heat, the element should be
checked for continuity. The heating element cannot be repaired and must
be replaced if defective.


Heating Element Assembly

the heating element assembly on an electric
dryer can burn out over time. If the dryer doesn\'t heat, the element
assembly should be checked for continuity. The heating element assembly
cannot be repaired and must be replaced if defective.

Flame Sensor



Gas dryers have a flame sensor to detect the
heat given off by the flame. If the dryer doesn\'t heat, the flame sensor
might be defective. Check the flame sensor for continuity. This is not
as common as a burned out igniter or thermal fuse.


High Limit Thermostat


Although not common, if the dryer doesn\'t
heat the high limit thermostat can be defective. It can be checked for
continuity. If the thermostat is "open" the dryer doesn\'t heat.


Cycling Thermostat




The cycling thermostat regulates the
temperature of the air in the dryer. If the dryer doesn\'t heat it may be
caused by a defective cycling thermostat. This is not common.


Main Control Board

The main control board is normally not at
fault when the dryer doesn\'t heat. Check all of the other components in
this troubleshooting guide before replacing the main control board. The
main control board cannot be tested easily and must be replaced if it is
defective.


Timer
The timer is normally not at fault if the
dryer doesn\'t heat. In many situations where timers are replaced they
end up being returned. Check all of the more common components in this
troubleshooting guide before replacing the timer

Oct 14, 2013 | Dryers

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My Maytag gas dryer, Model No, LDG7500AAW will run but not heat. The igniter glows red, but the gas will not flow. What might be wrong?


Replace the 2 burner coils ,if the igniter keeps cycling trying to start the flame. If it doesn't replace the flame sensor mounted on the side of the burner tube.

Nov 06, 2012 | Dryers

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Gas dryer will heat sometimes and not heat other times kenmore model 72802


sounds like bad gas coils,you have to send the whole model number,it will start with 110. or similar,if the bottom panel comes off,remove it,start the dryer, or in the front panel down near the bottom pop off the cover and look in,if the flame lights and then after 10 to 20 minutes the flame doesn't light you have bad gas coils.when the coils are starting to fail they will work correctly until they heat up and then they won't work until they cool down,the coils are what opens the gas valve.the coils are on top of the gas valve,remove the two phillips screws,pull off the cover,remove the wires from the coils and install the new coils,put it back together and you'll be fine,also while you're in there,get a shop vac and vac out the cabinet,stick it on blow and blow all the lint off of the motor and out of the gas tube,then clean out the duct that the lint filter slides into.if your vent line is a long run from the back of the dryer to the outside,i use a leaf blower remove the vent line from the back of the dryer and blow all the lint outside out of the line,do this once a year,you won't have any fires,your clothes will dry on time and your motor and parts will last longer

Oct 28, 2011 | Kenmore 72802 Gas Dryer

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It runs but it doesn't dry


CAREFULLY move the dryer away from the back wall.
Start it.
Inspect the lower back and try to observe the heating chamber for flame. If no flame, you will need to ask how to replace the dryer ignitor.
If you have flame, then you need to clean the air flow ducts carefully and check again.

Nov 05, 2009 | Maytag Neptune MDG9700A Gas Dryer

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I have a a Whirlpool LGB6000KQ1 Gas Dryer. Sometimes the heat comes on, sometimes it does not. Could it be the thermostat or something else?


it appears as if your unit has a small plastic plug/access hole cover below the left corner of the dryer door. if you remove that you should be able to look within the dryers burner area and observe what might be happening..
if when you turn the dryer to a normal timed cycle, on high heat and start the unit, shortly after the dryer begins running you should be able to observe the glow ignitor glowing through that access hole, and shortly after that hear a click and flames appear, if is not glowing then there are probably thermal fuses blown out on the backside of your unit, or the ignitor is bad.
if however it does glow, and maybe even fire up once then all the safetys mentioned b4 are good.. now sit there and watch your ignitor/burner assembly.. the flame will cycle on and off depending on the dryers internal temperatures, but the main thing to look for is whether the ignitor glows, then fails to click then produce flames, if that be the case the gas valve coils are bad and need to be replaced part # is 279834 - M STYLE COIL KIT
hope this helps,
best of luck,
ttfn

Oct 25, 2009 | Whirlpool LGB6000KQ Gas Dryer

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I have a Maytag MGD5800TW Gas Dryer. It does not heat up. What should I check?


First, Remove small plastic tab on front panel of dryer lower left corner. Start the dryer on regular cycle and observe what happens through hole. You need to know if ignitor glows orange. If you do not see the ignitor glow orange, replace the ignitor. If seeing full orange of the ignitor, do you hear a clicking and see the flame light?

Leave the dryer cycling while observing. When the dryer heats to temperature the flame will shut off. If the gas valve coils are bad the next thing to happen will be that the ignitor will glow orange again, the valve will click again but the flame won't light.

If the gas valve coils prove bad, based on the observations above, follow the procedure below to replace the coils. If NOT, come back with the results of your observations.

It's likely one of the 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 number for the coil kit, which will replace ALL the coils, for your machine is 279834.

Disconnect power and turn off gas before working on this dryer. Working on gas dryers is not recommended for people who are not professionals.

Disconnect Power. Remove lint filter. Remove two Phillips screws taking care NOT to allow them to fall into the blower housing. Place putty knife in the seam between the top and front panel about 2” in from either side. Push in on clip while pulling control panel forward and tilting putty knife handle up, all at the same time. Same on opposite side. Raise top all the way.

Looking down inside dryer on left and right see a 5/16” hex head screw about 6 inches down. Remove each side while holding front panel in place. Pull top of front panel about 3 inches forward from sides and then pull up. This will disengage the front panel from lower pressure clips and allow you to turn it sideways and expose the dryer interior. Take careful note of belt configuration BEFORE removing it. Draw a diagram of its travel.

Motor and idler pulley for dyer will be on right. Gas components will be on left. Replace All coils with Kit Number listed above. Take care not to touch or hit the ignitor or you will be replacing it also. It is VERY brittle.

Service on gas appliances should be undertaken by professionals only due to the danger of gas leakage which can cause fires or death by asphyxiation.

Reverse process to re-assemble.

Sep 20, 2009 | Maytag Dryers

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Whrilepool gas dryer wont heat but runs.


First, Remove small plastic tab on front panel of dryer lower below the door on left. Start the dryer on regular cycle and observe what happens through hole. You need to know if ignitor glows orange. If you do not see the ignitor glow orange, replace the ignitor. If seeing full orange of the ignitor, do you hear a clicking and see the flame light?

Leave the dryer cycling while observing. When the dryer heats to temperature the flame will shut off. If the gas valve coils are bad the next thing to happen will be that the ignitor will glow orange again, the valve will click again but the flame won't light.

If the gas valve coils prove bad, based on the observations above, follow the procedure below to replace the coils. If NOT, come back with the results of your observations.

It's likely one of the 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 number for the coil kit, which will replace ALL the coils, for your machine is 279834.

Disconnect power and turn off gas before working on this dryer. Working on gas dryers is not recommended for people who are not professionals.

Disconnect Power. Remove lint filter. Remove two Phillips screws taking care NOT to allow them to fall into the blower housing. Place putty knife in the seam between the top and front panel about 2” in from either side. Push in on clip while pulling control panel forward and tilting putty knife handle up, all at the same time. Same on opposite side. Raise top all the way.

Looking down inside dryer on left and right see a 5/16” hex head screw about 6 inches down. Remove each side while holding front panel in place. Pull top of front panel about 3 inches forward from sides and then pull up. This will disengage the front panel from lower pressure clips and allow you to turn it sideways and expose the dryer interior. Take careful note of belt configuration BEFORE removing it. Draw a diagram of its travel.

Motor and idler pulley for dyer will be on right. Gas components will be on left. Replace All coils with Kit Number listed above. Take care not to touch or hit the ignitor or you will be replacing it also. It is VERY brittle.

Service on gas appliances should be undertaken by professionals only due to the danger of gas leakage which can cause fires or death by asphyxiation.

Reverse process to re-assemble.

Sep 20, 2009 | Whirlpool LGR5636L Gas Dryer

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I have a Whirlpool gas dryer model #LGR7648KQ1. When I first start it it heats but after a short time it stops heating. It sounds like it is trying to start again but it will not.


The easiest way to check the ignitor is to observe it. Remove the small access panel in front, select a high temperature setting and start the dryer. Watch the burner assembly, shortly after starting the dryer the ignitor should begin to glow or spark. If you see it glow or spark, then the ignitor is working.

You need a flame sensor

Aug 03, 2009 | Dryers

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Alantis Gas Dryer MDG7600AWW not staying hot or lit


All you need to do is replace those pesky intermittant coils
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Mar 02, 2009 | Maytag Dryers

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Maytag gas dryer fires, then shuts down


may be the coils on the gas valve. there are 2. usually they need replacing when the ignitor glows but no flame

Nov 20, 2008 | Maytag Dryers

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