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I have a whirlpool dryer,model #LGR8648PWO. I have a replacement ignitor but I don't know how to remove the dryer cover to get to the old one. Any help Any tips for replacing the old one would be welcome too...thanks

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  • woodsideny Sep 10, 2010

    thank you. i followed your instructions and the ignitor is now working (hank you) but the dryer is still not getting hot. When i restarted it, the clothes briefly got hot and then it got cold again or should i say it stopped drying again. what do you think?

  • woodsideny Sep 10, 2010

    ru there

  • woodsideny Sep 10, 2010

    I have a whirlpool model #lgr8648pwo,serial # ms0804177 and it does not get hot. the ignitor has been replaced but it still does not heat up.

  • woodsideny Sep 10, 2010

    thanks but you must be looking at an old question. i was able to replace the ignitor but the dryer is still not getting hot.....?

  • woodsideny Sep 10, 2010

    where is the thermostat and sensor and how could i tell if they are working properly. how do i tell if the gas vavle is working properly. when i look through the small hole at the bottom of the front plate i can see the ignitor lighting up but no flame. is there supposed to be a flame like an oven...not sure?

  • woodsideny Sep 10, 2010

    that is helpful thank you...do you recommend replacing the gas valve

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This may help a little. i have a whirlpool dryer,model - 23bc69e.gif

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    Nate Stansfield Sep 10, 2010

    Have you tested or replaced the thermostat check and tested the temp sensor? How good is the coupling and gas valve? Is allowing gas to the ignitor and pilot? Is the internal probe of the pilot cleaned?

  • Nate Stansfield
    Nate Stansfield Sep 10, 2010

    This is supposed to have a flame like an oven. If there is not flame, then either the spring on the gas valve is worn and valve is not staying open, or the internal probe of the pilot is dirty and not keep a certain temperature therefore not lighting the pilot. You can see parts and diagrams and manuals at partselect .com or repairclinic . com

  • Nate Stansfield
    Nate Stansfield Sep 10, 2010

    If you are not getting any sign of gas, can't hear it, smell it, feel it, then Yes I would. If you are getting gas, then check or replace the pilot

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To access the burner assembly on your dryer, follow these steps:

1. UNPLUG the dryer and remove the lint screen.

2. Remove the two screws that were under the lint screen and lift the top panel.

3. Unplug the door switch connector plug and any ground wire that may be installed on the casing.

4. Locate the two screws that hold the front panel in place. There should be one screw on each side in the cabinet interior.

5. With the door shut, lean against the front panel and remove the two screws that hold it in place. Once the screws are removed, grasp the front panel at the top center and lift straight up to remove.

You should now have complete access to the dryer interior.

6. Remove the dryer drum. Release the belt tension, by pushing the idler pulley (tensioner) to the right (away from the belt) and remove the belt from around the motor drive pulley. Leave the belt wrapped around the drum and use it as a handle to lift the entire durm out of the dryer cabinet.

You should noe haver full access to the burner assembly and other interior components. NOTE: With the drum removed, this is a good time to do a good general inspection and cleaning of the dryer cabinet.

Once you have completed your igniter installation, reinstall the drum and reassemble the dryer as follows:

1. With the ribbed side facing the drum surface, leave the belt wrapped around the drum and lift. Lower it in place inside the dryer cabinet.

2. Lower the front of the drum slightly and place the back groove of the drum on the drum support rollers first.

3. Slowly rotate the drum until you feel both drum support rollers engage into the rear groove of the drum.

4. Lift the the front of the drum up so that the rear felt seal seats against the cabinet back.

5. Hold the drum in place with your shoulder and reinstall the drive belt around the belt tensioner and drive motor pulley.

6. Loop the drive belt around the dryer drum with the groove side facing the drum. (Try to line the belt up with the wear marks already on the drum from the previous belt).

7. With the tensioner in your left hand, insert the clip end of the idler pulley into the grooves on the dryer bottom casing with the idler wheel pointing to your left. (The grooves are directly in front of the drive motor.)

8. While holding the tensioner in place, insert the belt UNDER the wheel with your right hand and push the wheel to the RIGHT while pulling the belt over the drive motor pulley.

If this does not explain it well enough, you can also verify by going to repairclinic.com. Click on the Repair Help link and look for the "Dryer Belt Diagrams" link under the Special Features section on the next page. Look for WHIRLPOOL and refer to diagram H (This model Amana is manufactured by Whirlpool).

Replacement parts (if required) can be ordered on line at any of the following websites:

searspartsdirect.com
pcappliancerepair.com
appliancepartspros.com
repairclinic.com

If you still have the teflon glide type tensioner (does not have a wheel), Whirlpool recommends you replace it with a conventional roller type idler pulley. The teflon type tensioners caused premature wear to the drive belt. The part number is 691366.


Once you have the belt installed, re-install the dryer front panel by holding it as you did previously. Line up the holes on the inside bottom edge of the front panel with the small mounting cleats on the front edge of the side panels. This can be done by yourself, but an assist may make it easier. Once you have the front panel in place, lean against it to hold it in place and install the mounting screws.

NOTE: Don't forget to reconnect the grounding wire and door switch connector plug. Without the door switch connected, the dryer will not run. Lower the top panel back in place and reinstall the two screws.

NOTE: Placing a piece of duct tape over the dryer vent chute will help safeguard against dropping anything down in the blower fan assembly. If you drop any screws down the chute, you will need to remove the dryer back panel to retrieve them. If you have any questions about this repair, please post back and let me know. I hope this helps you.

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  • Jeff Rockwell
    Jeff Rockwell Sep 10, 2010

    If the dryer still isn't getting hot, you need to do a thorough inspection of the exhaust ducting to ensure it isn't clogged anywhere. A restricted exhaust will cause the dryer to exhibit poor heating, or no heat at all. In addition, you need to locate and check the Thermal Fuse (located on the blower fan housing) to ensure it is not blown.

  • Jeff Rockwell
    Jeff Rockwell Sep 10, 2010

    Your initial question was how to take the dryer apart to get to your ignitor. I took the time to research the material, based on the model number you provided, and answered the question. If you need further assistance on heat related issues, it is advisable to provide feedback BEFORE giving an adverse rating.

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