Question about Dryers

1 Answer

Whirlpool LGC8858EQ0 Natural Gas Dryer Problem: The dryer no longer heats up. Power is good to the dryer, gas line is turned on and both it and the vent are unobstructed.

Posted by on

  • Anonymous Aug 05, 2008

    Whirlpool gas dryer LGR862OPWD does not heat but spins. My daughter put tow loads of heavy towels in the dryer I don't know if that burnt something out.

  • bgio41 Aug 05, 2008

    My gas dryer LGR862OPWD does not ignite but spins. Two months ago we replaced the gas selenoid coils. The dryer stopped heating shortly after my daughter put 2 loads of heavy towels in the dryer at the same time.

×

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 525 Answers

Warning! To avoid personal injury or even death, always disconnect your appliance from its power source--that is, unplug it or break the connection at the circuit breaker or fuse box--before you do any troubleshooting or repair work on your appliance. Also, because some components may have sharp edges, use caution while working on your appliance.

Below is a link to common solutions that will help you with parts and diagnostic procedures that are specifically tuned to your manufacturers data plate information.
It provides exploded view imagery, belt routing diagrams, parts imagery and function, parts ordering and shipping information, error code details, just about anything you need to get your appliance up and running again.
http://www.repairclinic.com/0088_8_1.asp


If your dryer doesn't heat, check these:

Temperature Switch, make sure a positive heat selection has been made. Then check these:

Igniter
Gas valve coils
Thermal fuse
Igniter Modern gas dryers use an electric igniter to ignite the gas from the gas valve. When it's working properly, the igniter glows bright orange. When it burns out, the dryer tumbles but there's no heat because the gas can't ignite. When the igniter burns out, you need to replace it. If the igniter is held by a tension bracket, you very well may need to replace the bracket too.

The igniter is inside the dryer housing, near the bottom front, usually in a cone-shaped metal tube (the force cone). It's about 2 inches long. It's mounted to the far end of the burner tube, and it has two wires attached to it--or to the tension bracket, if there is one.

Gas valve coils Watch the igniter. Does it glow bright orange, then shut off without igniting the gas? (When the gas ignites there's a large blue flame.) If so, there may be defective coils on the gas valve. Mounted on the top of modern gas valves, there are black electrical coils. The coils, when energized, open the gas valve. If one or more of the coils are defective, the valve doesn't open and the gas cannot ignite. Because it's often difficult to properly test the coils, it's usually best to replace both (all) of them at the same time.

Thermal fuse On many dryers, there's a thermal fuse (a heat-sensitive fuse that blows if the dryer overheats) mounted to the exhaust duct inside the back cover panel. The fuse is about an inch long. It's usually embedded in black resin and mounted in a white plastic housing.

If the fuse has blown, it has no continuity. When this happens, your dryer either just stops heating, or it doesn't work at all. Be sure to inspect the venting/heating system before replacing the fuse to put the dryer back into operation. (You can't re-set this type of fuse.)


If my assistance helped resolve this issue, please show your appreciation by rating how effective my advice was in resolving this issue.
Thank you,
Dave E. (Illeagle)

"Your satisfaction is my personal reward"

Posted on Jul 04, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

When i turn on dryer the flame comes on for about 5 seconds and then goes out and tries to light again in about 40 seconds


I assume that since you're stating that your dryer has a "flame" that it is a natural gas or propane dryer. Is this correct? If so, you might have a problem with the dryer's pressure regulating device which limits that amount of gas that is supplied to your unit. You will most likely need to have someone certified to work on your natural gas appliance if this is bad or to check the unit any further. If you don't have a true "flame" within your dryer, your dryer is heated by an "element" that is electrical. This element may be going bad if its no longer heating. If you are somewhat handy, you can replace this element but will have to find one that fits your unit. It may be difficult to find one but you may find one on-line. Good luck.

Jan 06, 2011 | Dryers

1 Answer

Gas Dryer no longer putting out heat.


Hi, If you have a gas dryer2_bing.gif.
The most common problem with a gas and no heat is the ignitor going bad...

Here is a tip that I wrote about that problem...

Gas Dryer2_bing.gif not Working Gas Dryer2_bing.gif Not Heating
http://www.fixya.com/support/r4398592-gas_dryer_not_working_gas_dryer_not

If your dryer2_bing.gif is electric2_bing.gif..
There could be a number of different problems...
Check out this tip that I wrote about this problem...

Dryer2_bing.gif Troubleshooting2_bing.gif Electric2_bing.gif Dryer2_bing.gif won t Heat
http://www.fixya.com/support/r3866345-dryer_troubleshooting_electric_dryer_won

heatman101

May 14, 2010 | Whirlpool GEQ9858J Dryer

1 Answer

Installed a new whirlpool gas dryer. no heat.


Well being "new" I'd not suspect many parts being defective other than the ignitor for the gas burner. You can view its operation behind the kick panel below the door. It should glow brightly when your dryer is calling for ignition. It may have been damaged if you had dropped it or very roughly handled your dryer wrestling it into position.
Otherwise i'd suspect that the gas line is still turned off, or a wire loose somewhere, or the heat setting in "air fluff"..
best of luck, and have fun,
ttfn

Feb 01, 2010 | Whirlpool WGD9500T / WGD9500TC / WGD9500TW...

1 Answer

Whirlpool Gas Dryer (ggq9800pw1) - No Heat


You have a leak somewhere in your gas system, Either from the gas valve or some other tubing. In this situation unless you understand how it works I would recommend getting a tech out to look at your system. That way you know that it is being done properly.

Jan 02, 2010 | Whirlpool GGQ9800L Gas Dryer

1 Answer

Gas Dryer won't produce heat


Hi, thanks for the inquiry.

It's most likely a thermal fuse. Basically, the voltage has to go through the fuse before it goes to the ignitor.
It should only cost you about $90 to repair if a technician comes out to fix a fuse.
I wouldn't try to repair it unless you have some knowledge of electrics. If your dryer is less than 12 years old, I would recommend you fix it. Hope this helps.

Best of luck :)

Aug 25, 2009 | Whirlpool Dryers

3 Answers

The dryer is heating on air fluff.


Good Afternoon,
Is this dryer Electric or Gas?

Mar 27, 2009 | Whirlpool LER4634J Electric Dryer

1 Answer

Whirlpool Imperial seventy dryer does not heat up


If there is a copper line feeding gas to it, PULL THE DRYER WAY FROM THE WALL AND TURN THE GAS OFF AT THE VALVE IMMEDIATELY!

Natural gas and copper do not mix, and the copper line will corrode from the inside out.

Now, on to the problem, it's very likely the timer has failed IF it does not rotate all the way through the drying cycle. If it does, and the clothes do not heat up, then reply back what you are experiencing and I will give you move help.

Jan 24, 2009 | Dryers

1 Answer

Whirlpool gas dryer wont heat up


Hi!!! you seem to have a problem with the coil boosters..located above the gas valve..Its shown here .Good luckk..8035205.jpg

Jan 21, 2009 | Whirlpool LGR6636 Gas Dryer

2 Answers

Gas dryernot heating up


hi,

try and reset the motherboard by unplugging power and waiting a few minutes and plug back in. What did you clean your dryer with?
If it was sharp you may have nicked a sensor, buy the wiring diagram and study away. Use caution with gas of course, shut it off look for shutoff , the flexible lines are brittle, be careful take time.

J

Jun 29, 2008 | Whirlpool LER5636P Electric Dryer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Dryers Logo

Related Topics:

833 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Dryers Experts

Dan Webster
Dan Webster

Level 3 Expert

8147 Answers

Tim Whalen

Level 3 Expert

3056 Answers

Richard Roth
Richard Roth

Level 3 Expert

9472 Answers

Are you a Dryer Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...