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I have a Whirlpool LGR7646JQ0 Gas dryer. It wasn't heating. I took it apart and used a meter to check the list of things in a video linked to me here. Turned out to be the coils. Replaced those and the dryer worked fine for a couple weeks. \r\n Now its shutting down mid cycle. I put the load in, tuen it on, it starts up a bit loudly, then within a few minutes it shuts down and I have to unplug it, wait, plug it back in and start the laod again only to have the same thing happen. What could this be? I would have a repairman come out, but the warranty is useless since the shop I bought it from used went out of business and I cannot afford to pay repairman fees.

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  • melbel615 Sep 15, 2010

    Also, my brother and I were messing with it as he has to work soon and needs his uniform dry. If you turn the dryer off, unplug, give it 5-10 minutes, plug it back in, hold the door latch down and manually turn the drum while startingit up it goes just fine but if you just try to start it up it makes a very loud sound and starts hit or miss.

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Lack of airflow can cause the unit to overheat and shutdown. Check all the vent pipes for obstruction. IT could also be the high limit or the thermostat that is bad.

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Hi and welcome to FixYa. I am Kelly.

Your power for the burner assy goes on a series circuit from the timer to the high-limit thermostat to the operating thermostat to the thermal fuse to the gas burner assy, thru the motor centrifugal switch to the door switch. EACH of these must be functioning for the burner to light.

This manual will help with some of the how to do it as far as component access, removal and replacement of parts.

https://secured.whirlpool.com/Service/SrvTechAdm.nsf/2cd44500d572193285256a45004fd9d6/4829abde74a34d7f85256ab000620794

Also this link has loads of information on what to check.
http://fixitnow.com/wp/2006/09/19/how-to-check-the-burner-components-in-a-gas-dryer/

The 3 most common failures are
Igniter:
Gas Valve
High Limit Thermostat

Compnents : http://fixitnow.com/appliantology/gasdryer.htm

Note the LINKS!

Here is a 9 min video that pretty much covers everything you need to check: http://www.howcast.com/videos/371390-How-To-Troubleshoot-a-Gas-Dryer-That-Wont-Heat

Thanks fo choosing FixYa.

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