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My whirlpool ultimate care II gas dryer will start out drying and heating fine, but then part way through the cycle it makes a noise and then the heat stops working. the noise is hard to describe, I can't tell if it is electrical or something maybe rubbing aginast something. the noise does keep coming back again aand again like the heater is trying to start maybe?

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  • rodneynorrel Aug 28, 2010

    on this model whirlpool Dryer there is not a front panel to drop , it is all one peice. there is only a Peephole to look at the coil through. do you know if I can access the coils from the back? or does the whole front of the dryer need to be removed?

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As you may know the gas continually comes on and off all through the cycle to regulate the heat. So the ig nitor and flame sensor is working because you hear it. But the lack of heat is due to faulty solenoid coils getting hot and quitting. When they cool off they work just a little bit more. Very hard to diagnose but easy to fix. Just get some new coilsmy whirlpool ultimate care II - e0158ca.jpgDrop the bottom panel and you can access the gas assembly

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    Dan Webster Aug 28, 2010

    I have 2 videos here. One is how to get into a newer dryer and the other is how to get into an older one and I have a link which shows more how to:


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    Dan Webster Aug 28, 2010

    Those vids ain't exactly like your machine but they will give an idea what you have to do.
    More here

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    Dan Webster Aug 28, 2010
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    Dan Webster Aug 28, 2010

    Page 64 of the cabrio dryer manual shows how to replace those coils. I wish I had the exact manual for your machine. I am gonna look and see if I do.

  • Dan Webster
    Dan Webster Aug 28, 2010

    In that case you remove the filter and them 2 screws at the top, then you can get the front off. This shows how: I did a pictorial HERE

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