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Our Whirlpool gas dryer does not heat up. We have checked all the vents (they are clear) and opened the back and all is clear. Any ideas why it is not heating up (and how to fix)? Thanks!

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the most common problem with gas dryers is the hot surface igniter. It could also be a thermal limit or thermal fuse but since you say the vent is clear I lean toward the igniter. It is located next to the burner and is a ceramic looking piece. Normally it glow bright red when working. Be careful with a new one they are very fragile. you can goto - - to find a parts breakdown and order parts. Good Luck

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SOURCE: No heat from dryer

It is most likely the heating element. If you would like to access the element, just take the 3 screws out of the bottom of the kick plate below the door and you will see the element in a canister. There should be a screw on the side of the canister that holds the element in. Remove this screw and pull wires off the element, after you have noted where the wires to the element are properly placed. Then proceed to pull the element straight out of the canister. Inspect the wire coils for breakage, If you find a broken coil wire, replace the element. If you do not find a broken coil wire then proceed to checking the high limit cut off thermals located on the side of the canister for continuity. If you find one of the thermals not to have continuity, replace both thermals. They come in a package together as one kit. Hope this helps. Dave

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SOURCE: no heat, dryer exhaust vent cleaned, still no heat, gas line is on

I think you have a gas dryer, and a bad ignitor.

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if that vent was stopped up then you probably have to replace this fuse:

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SOURCE: New Whirlpool Duet gas dryer (wgd9300vu) won't heat.

if its brand new,
anmd its gas, well then more than likely it was dropped, when it was dropped the graphite ignitor craked or broke due to shock impact,
i delivered units for 5 years and saw this numerous times.
I would tell you to fix it your self, but its brand new, if the company you bought it from has service they should give you a free service call and part

Posted on Oct 21, 2009

Testimonial: "milten 1, you nailed it. The store sent a service tech out today and sure enough, the top of the ignitor was broken off. Thanks!!"

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