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HI my whirlpool gas dryer will not dry. Sometimes it will work and sometimes it doesn't. As i turn it on, it will glow and next comes the flame. But after a little while the flame will shut off. And also sometimes when i turn on the dryer it will glow and then there would be no flames. I noticed that i could smell gas around the dryer too. Could there be a problem with the dryer? should i replace it as a whole or just a simple part will do?

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The gas coils are weak and will need to be replaced.

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Hi,

If you are having problems with your gas dryer not heating the most common problem is that the ignitor goes bad. Even though it glows sometimes it is still not working properly.


if you dryer is gas check out this gas no heat tip....


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