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Hi my dryer is heating up , it is exhaling hot air via the exhaust hose but the clothes are not drying. I replaced the hose last week , also a technician diagnosed the lint build-up in the vent between blower and lint filter, that lint was removed. So it is spinning, heating but not drying could you help me thanks Debra

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  • mialily May 09, 2008

    where are the valve coils on dryer model # LGR4634EQO Whirlpool dryer located, and btw ty aborcass i havent yet fixed it the only prob would be to get at it which you said to be easy ty deb

  • mialily May 13, 2008

    Good Morn Aborcass,

    I have one more question, my dryer that may need a new vaLVE COIL IS A 1990's model ancient so i am trying to get by the snaps and rivets what would be the best access to this area siiince i am not seeing any visible way to go through the front i have semi kind of got the top off. I am trying to avoid having to disconnect gas pipe or is that impossible? ty friend

  • mialily May 13, 2008

    Hello again Aborcass , just to update you I figured out how to take panel off yay i' ll keep you posted ty deb

  • mialily May 17, 2008

    ty aborcas my dryer is working the valve coil was the issue yay tyty, deb

  • Anonymous May 20, 2008

    My dryer had a plugged vent pipe between the dryer and the outside discharge. The line was cleared but the dryer still takes a long time to dry. The exhaust blows hard out the back of the dryer. Would that indicate the dryer is not clogged internally? The burner kicks on loud at first but cycles very quietly after the first 5 minutes. When the lights are out it is evident the burner cycles on and off but when it kicks on it only stays on for about 5 to 10 seconds and you can not hear it. Is that normal? My dryer is a whirlpool with the burner on the left side but I don't know if it the model I selected here.



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Well your generating heat which is a good sign, either there is a blockage in your venting() most likely source of issue!) but you say ou replaced, i would then look to replacing the valve coils, 279834, about 20 bucks, easy to replace... its possible that they open the valve upon start up allowing heat, but after being on 20-30 min they overheat and no longer open not allowing heat to generate..

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    Ron Coons May 13, 2008

    they are located on the valve body itself, go ahead and order the part, whe nyou get them youll be able to see exactly what yourlookin for, right behind the fron panel


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Hi my Whirlpool dryer is not generating any heat and makes a
grind like noise then goes away after a min. model# LGR4634EQ3
Type # 121-00 anyhelp please thanks

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