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I have a Whirpool Gas dryer. Model # TGDX640pq0. Dryer Was on and not heating. After reading on it alot i cleaned out the outside vent inside the dryer in the ducts by blower , pretty much everywhere. Used the multimeter on all the components including the 2 coils and all showed continuity . After starting the dryer back up On timed dry with an empty drum everything worked fine looked in side peep hole on bottom left of dryer flame and sensor were working turning on and off properly. I then tried auto dry and the flame went on and after shutting off 5-10 mins later flame didnt come back on and ignited and sensor worked fine. I tried timed dry immediately after and then the flame on it also didnt work . The timer on auto dry doesnt move and i am completely lost . Can anyone please tell me whats wrong with my dryer.???

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Sounds like the oven ignitor is weak.  If everything else is working it must be a bad ignitor.  These are usually easy to replace and can expect to pay $70-$100 for the part.  Check to see if it glows when in bake mode first.  If it does then replace the ignitor.  You can look at the ignitor,  when not on, if it is white-ish then it needs replace or if it doesn't have a full glow, can compare to broil ignitor, then it needs replaced.  Let me know if you have further questions.

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sometimes when they get hot that is when they fail

Posted on Oct 31, 2007

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I would like to thank the ones who responded to giving me a 'hand' in repairing my dryer. I did like you said & changed out the coils & now the dryer is working like it should.

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th to replaceere is also an electronic ignitor in the back of the stove that sends the spark to the burners, if they light with a match , then I would check out the back for a little black box

Posted on Oct 24, 2008

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SOURCE: kenmore gas dryer after 5 to 10 min. later no more heat

Yup, shortly after I posted this question I was able to find that it was indeed the valve coils. Very easy to get to and replace. Cheap too! Got both of them for about $20 thru www.appliancepartspros.com. Same parts would have cost about $70 thru Sears direct.

Patrick, they are located on the burner unit under the drum in the front left. You can get a diagram of the burner unit by looking up Parts for your model # at Sears.com.

Only tricky thing is you may need to have someone help hold the tumbler in place when you put the belt back on the motor. Personally I found it easier to use two hands to manipulate the belt around the motor and tension bracket and have my wife hold the drum in place rather than to try and balance it myself.

Good luck!

Posted on Oct 27, 2008

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