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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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A Whirlpool Duet dryer, purchased new 11 yrs ago. Turn it on it runs for 5 minutes & stops. Sometimes have to wait a few minutes before it restarts. Any suggestions as to what the problem is?

Hello Jacquie Burgess,

Thermal cut off triggered - Part number 279973
(you MUST verify part number).

Sadly... I went out onto my favorite site looking for High-temp
cut-off or thermal limiters (ELECTRONIC)... but "APPLIANCEPARTSPROS" failed to RE-CONFIRM their very OWN number they gave out... wp697772

A direct call FROM YOU would be appropriate...

BETTER STILL... would be YOUR OWN part number from your
owner's manual...

However... the are MECHANICAL reasons your dryer may actually be reaching OVER-TEMPERATURE situations...

and your machine could be correctly shutting down for SAFETY REASONS:
TWO Principal reasons would be

- A BLOCKED dryer vent (usually lint)
- A Broken/Defective Blower

To check AIR-FLOW... You outside dryer vent should be putting out a POWERFUL stream of hot air..

If you do NOT feel that powerful air flow... disconnect the vent behind your machine and check it again there...

If there is a difference you HOUSE DUCT needs to be clean
(do this regularly to prevent FIRE DANGER).

IF no powerful air flow is felt directly behind your machine... your BLOWER IS DEFECTIVE (see below)

I had a similar issue on my Kenmore Elite (turned out to be a blocked VENT (BIRD: inside the MACHINE).

Else your HIGH-TEMP LIMITER is DEFECTIVE and needs replacing (possibly... WP3391914, (you MUST verify)).

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Whirlpool Duet dryer runs way too hot, even during air only cycle.

sounds like restricted air flow to me . check filter and the vent for plugged pipe

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I have a whirlpool awz3413 dryer that gets very very hot...its never done this before...any ideas....thanks

Dryer Running Hot
Check and clean, if necessary the vent hose.
If you vent hose "seems" to be clean then,try running the dryer with the vent hose off.
If you are running too hot you are not moving enough air thru the system. It could be that the fan blade is plugged up.
The problem could be a large lint ball build up in the center of the fan or a sock,thin pants,a pen,etc. that has gotten into the fan by falling down the hole where the lint screen is normally inserted.
You have to find the air restriction to solve the problem.
It also can be a loose or worn out blower wheel/fan.
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My dryer got really hot one night and 3 nights later it stopped working. I checked all of the electrical and everything has power except for the timer.

Did you check the thermostats in the air tube going from the blower to the drum?
Sometimes a faulty thermostat will cause the over-heating problem you mentioned. This may also lead to heating coil failure.
A thermostat problem could lead to the dryer not running also.
Hope this helps

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My Whirlpool Dryer gets very hot, even at the air only setting, I have even ran the dryer on the cool down mode and it still get very how. Last week I had to change the heating element, since then the...

The problem that I see is that there should be no heat when running the air only setting. If you did not miswire anything, then I suspect the control board may have failed. You really need to use a multimeter to troubleshoot the machine so that you can see where the problem lies

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Whirlpool Gas Dryer - Model LGB6200KQ1 Serial # mm2105815 Heat comes and goes. Can heat fine for a few loads then stops. Then starts again. Any ideas

Sounds like it is running Hot, Clean you venting out and make sure the weather hood outside is not blocked.

Vacuum out the lint filter area.

Your dryer also may have worn seals, how old is it? 10 to 12 years running a load a day average? it may be time for a new dryer or rebuild yours.

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Whirlpool dryer does not heat

check the lint hose could be cloged air need to flow through it to dry if stopped up want dry and can cause a fire

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