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Whirlpool gas Dryer LGR5636JQ1

Dryer blows but no heat. Took off front of dryer and the igniter does not get hot. Could there be any other problems other than the igniter being bad?

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  • Historygeek1 Oct 17, 2008

    This is pretty good stuff. The switch wires are blue though, and are found on the back on the black filter ducting inside the rear cover, near the bottom of the back panel.

    I think mine is the igniter, as there IS current when on, but it is cold and blows cool air forcefully.

    I'll know more after replacing the igniter



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Theres a thermal fuse located on back panel usually white maybe 2 inches tall 1/2 wide 2 blue wires leading to it. ck for continuity, if none replace that(most common problem)... if good you can go back to the ignitor and unplug the white connector it plugs into. place your meter leads into the connector and turn on dryer, you should get 110v. if you do you have a bad ignitor, if not a thermo's gone bad (check the thermal fuse first though.

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