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Gas dryer runs for 3 mins and then no more hot air

I have a whirlpool dryer (gas) LFG7648KQ0; When I first turn it on the glow plug glows, flame ignites, hot air flows and it runs for approx 3m... The flame then goes out. Every minute afterward the glow plug goes "red" and then goes out (nothing lights)... If I let it sit and rest (cool-off) it then repeats the step's explained above... I've cleaned the lint and see that there is excellent air flow... Suggestions? thanks

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  • mjm_III1 Jun 28, 2008

    After doing some further research this is what I'm noticing

    Dryer rusn fine for approx 3min (plenty of heat, flame visible, etc).

    Flame goes out. After approx. 2 minutes, the igniter glows hot, but no flame. Igniter goes out.

    Wait approx one minute, after which igniter glows again. Still no flame; igniter goes out.

    I watched the 'igniter glows, no flames.. this continues to the cow's come home...

    I'm thinking it's the coils--- But I"m no expert...

  • mjm_III1 Jun 29, 2008

    Yesterday I purchased a Gas Valve Solenoid Coil Kit. Replaced it and it's working again. For those of you not familiar with Dryers this is what I did;

    Took the top of the dryer in order to get to the front. You do this by taking off the two screws in the lint collection tray and using a puddy knife near the front and working it open. Unscrew the two bolts in the inside of the front and pull off the front (watch out for the drum, you will need to support it). The Selenoid is write in front and rather easy to change out...

    Remember to make sure you have the machine unplugged.

    Total job was about 15mins

    Good Luck---



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Mjm_III1,I have the same problem and did what you did (replacing the gas valve solenoid coil). My problem is history.


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