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Fisher and Paykel DGGX1 Gas Dryer Not Heating

The dryer seems fine in all apsects except it does not heat. I suspect a thermcouple or thermostat, but I don't know where to look for them.

Any help would be appreciated.


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  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2008

    I have the same problem with my F & P gas dryer model, runs but won't heat...Any solutions?

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2008

    I have the same problem with my F & P gas dryer model runs but won't heat...

  • catfish8637 Apr 06, 2008

    fisher & paykel gas dryer modle # dggx1 not heating.



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On gas models of the F&P top load dryer, there is a reset button for the gas igniter. Take the front panel off as described above and you will see some orange wires leading to the front of the burner. Remove those (one side has two orange wires, the other one - note which is which; generally the two wire connection is on the left) and the reset button is between them. Press it, replace the wires and start the dryer. The gas should light in about 15 seconds. If it does let it run for 10 minutes or so to insure it is fixed. Then shut down and replace the front panel.

Check the lint trap as described above and also check the lint vent outside the house. My vent goes up through the roof and the lint builds up about every two years. You can by a vent cleaning brush off eBay for less than $20.

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  • ombligo Aug 09, 2010

    IF it won't light at all --

    There is a reset button for the thermostat. Remove the front panel and at the bottom center-right you will see some orange wires. the button is between them.

    If it lights then turns off --
    clean the lint screen as mentioned but also check the outside lint vent on your house. Mine goes through the roof and clogs about every two years. You can get a vent cleaning brush off ebay for less than $20.

  • mlewis242 Oct 05, 2010

    Clean the lent trap (by removing the screw) and the flow increased by 100% but it still was cold, I then pushed the reset button and boom - that did it!! Worked perfectly for me thanks!!!


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You can get a heating element at any junkyard for like 5 dollars

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I had the same problem. To get a good look at the ceramic igniter, it helps to remove the three sensors from the front of the burner chamber. Upon inspection, my igniter looked fine. So I reinstalled and reconnected the sensors, and everything worked!

I suspect there was a loose electrical connection at the sensor closest to the corner of the unit. Anyway sofar so good.

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If the dryer doesn't heat at all, the most common cause is that the ceramic igniter is broken. These are very fragile, and easily cracked in transit or moving around. It's located just inside the front panel on the right side. You need to remove the front panel by removing the two little plastic inserts on the top front and the screws under them.
If the dryer heats, but the clothes take forever to dry, the automatic lint scraper may not be working, and the lint screen could be clogged. Remove the lint basket (inside the drum on the left), take out the screw behind it, and remove the whole round plastic piece. You will see a lint screen all around the outside, or a big wad of lint all the way around, if it's not working. If lint, just carefully pull it out with a small screwdriver. (DON'T poke a hole through the kint screen). Hope this helps

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