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On a gas model dryer those coils seem to die when heated when they have a little age on em. So if the ignitor works and the dryer does a little bit of heating then fails and it is gas then those coils are the problem. On an electric model the element will get brittle with age and die but if your dryer is suffering from air restrictions it may have had a limit trip on it.
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If you are having problems with your gas dryer not heating
the most common problem is that the ignitor goes bad. Even though it glows
sometimes it is still not working properly.
Sounds like failing coils on the burner or a faulty thermostat. Coils are cheap on ebay. http://cgi.ebay.com/279834-Whirlpool-Gas-Dryer-Valve-Coil-694539-694540-/390209941230?cmd=ViewItem&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5ada532eee Eric
if it heats for a while and then no heat you have bad gas coils,when the coils are on there way out they work until they heat up then they cut out,see if you have heat when the dryer is cold,if it is change out the gas coils
Hi. this dryer has a set of coils that sit on top of the actual gas valve assembly. these coils activate the main and secondary gas valves and if the coil assembly is malfunctioning or, the wires and clips are corroded, the coils will not activate the gas valves to open and close. this malfunction will affect the heating process within this dryer unit.
I recommend inspecting the dryer coil assembly. use a mulitimeter to test for Resistance. you should get a reading of some type of current flow through the wires and, if this is the case, the coils are bad and they will need to be replaced.
This test is actually not needed. the non existing heat is a red flag on its own and, it greatly confirms a major failure within the coil assembly. replacing the coils will fix your dryer.