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I have A wirlpool ultimate care II dryer. model # LGQ8000JQ5. When I start the machine the igniter will glow and then the flame will start. When it reaches temp the flame will go out. when the igniter glow again the flame will not start. If I let the machine cool down it will do the same thing. I can see this happening threw the heat tube in the back of the machine

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Good day,
The problem with your machine is the coils mounted on top of the gas valve are partially shorted. Starting from cold, they are capable of opening the gas valve, but when hot from a running cycle, they are not capable of getting the valve to re-open.
They are 2 small black coils mounted on top of the gas valve, and are easy to replace. 2 wire plugs and a bracket holding the coils in place.
A very common problem, the coil kit (2 coils) are available at any decent sized appliance parts house.

Posted on Aug 22, 2010

  • John Hall Aug 22, 2010

    P.S. To access the gas valve, you will need to do it from the front. Remove the lint filter. Remove the 2 screws under where the lint filter set. You need to pop up the top lid.
    Using a screw driver pry up each corner of the lid, and gently tilt it away from you.
    Remove the 2 screws holding the front panel at the top, remove the wires to the door switch, and lift the front off.
    The gas valve will be on the bottom left of the cabinet.

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