Question about Whirlpool LGR7646E Dryer
After sits for some time, then starting dry cycle gas will burn for the initial burn (maybe 5 minutes) then shuts off. The glow coil will come on periodically but no gas will be ignited. Ideas??
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Gas dryers aren't very complicated. Here are some common symptoms you may experience with your dryer.
There's an error code on the digital display
It doesn't work at all
There's no heat
It won't tumble
Drying is too slow
It seems to run forever
It won't start
The light doesn't work
My clothes smell bad!
My clothes are marked or torn
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If the flame is shutting of before it reaches the operating temperatures the likely failure is a restricted venting system. There is a high limit thermostat that will cause the flame to shut off if there is a lack of airflow due to a restriction in the vent system. Remove the lint filter screen and clean in with soap and water. The filter may appear clean but it could have a clear film of fabric softener residue covering it causing a restriction in the air flow too. After cleaning the filter reinstall it before running the next test.
For testing purposes only, disconnect the dryer vent hose from the back of the dryer and put a normal load of clothes in the dryer and start the dryer. If the clothes dry in the normal amount of time that would confirm a restriction in the vent hose or the venting system. NOTE: Do not leave the vent hose disconnected after running the test. Reconnect the vent hose.
You will likely find the clothes drying in the normal amount of time indicating a restriction in the venting.
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