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I replaced the fuse and the coils for my Whirlpool dryer because it would heat up and then the flame would go out after it ran for 5 - 10 minutes. Now what could it be? Whirlpool Gas Dryer LGR8648LW0

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If you are having problems with your gas dryer not heating the most common problem is that the ignitor goes bad. Even though it glows sometimes it is still not working properly.

if you dryer is gas check out this gas no heat tip....

If you have an electric dryer, you can have many different things that can go wrong causing the dryer not to heat.

check out this electric no heat tip...


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