Question about Whirlpool Dryers
What type of gas ignition does your dryer have? I believe some have "spark" ignitors and some are equipped with with "glow" ignitors. If your dryer is equipped with a spark ignitor you should be able to hear a ticking sound when you first start the dryer. If your dryer is equipped with a glow ignitor you will be able to see it glowing white hot (usually by removing a panel from the bottom front of the dryer). If the ignitor is malfunctioning, the dryer will not heat...all it will be doing is blowing cold air. A bad ignitor is a common problem.
If the ignitor is working there could be a problem with the heat sensor. The heat sensor is a device that is heated by the gas flame and sends a signal letting the dryer know it is okay to keep the main gas valve open (just like a thermocouple on a hot water heater sensing a pilot light).
Hope that helps.....
Posted on Jul 07, 2008
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