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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Gas dryer is not heating up
Could be a bad set of burner coils. Does the glow come on for a bit then goes out. And after a bit does same?
Probably bad coils. If you were able to change ignitor, you can do the coils. Unplug first! The coils are the 2 black cylinder shaped devices on burner. They are held on with a bracket that has 2 phillips screws. You can probably take them to your parts house and they can ohm them out for you. Make sure to write down their position before removing them.
Posted on Nov 07, 2007
SOURCE: DRYER RUNS BUT, NO HEAT
They normally have a thermal cut out on the rear, behind a small cover or rubber area. Reset this by pushing it in. You have probably let it get too hot at some point by not keeping the filter cleaned often enough, or the outlet hose getting blocked. If there is not a reset, or it doesn't resolve the problem, it may be a fault with the hetaer element. These are not normally difficult to replace, just normally difficult to get to!
Posted on Jan 22, 2008
SOURCE: Whirlpool gas Dryer LGR5636JQ1
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.
Posted on Mar 12, 2008
SOURCE: dryer will not heat up
if the ignitor doesn't glow it could be broke it is vary fragile, and made of carbon, you might want to have a tech come out, if you can see it with a flash light it has 1 screw that holds it in place if you can get it out unplug it, take it to R.E.Michaels a supply house over the us if not look for an appliance co, that has parts and you have to get the one with the same plug and hold down. you can instal it your self but remember do not touch the carbon part, it is sensitive to the oils in your skin only handle with the hold down,, if you touch the caron as soon as it lights up it will break, no doubts in that----good luck
Posted on May 30, 2009
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