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Amana LG8409W2 Gas Dryer

Dryer heats up for a few minutes then the flame goes out.
We cleaned underneath and got the built up lint out of the way. At first it wouldn't heat at all, then after cleaning the flame ignited , stays lit for a few minutes then goes out.
This dryer is 11 yeas old and has had no problems. repairs, or maintenance.
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SOURCE: igniter keeps going out on LP dryer

Look at the gas control box. Inside this box has a valve to open the gas so it can sustain the burner. This valve is control by the voltage of dryer sensor. This thermocouple is near the ignitor.. If this fails, there would be no voltage to open the valve. Here is how it looks like: 7f43321.jpg

Posted on Jan 08, 2010

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Hi,
Your dryer has an ignitor that lights the flame...

here is the part...

http://www.repairclinic.com/SSPartDetail.aspx?s=t-LG8409W2-%3d%3di1194687&PartID=1194687

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...

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heatman101

Posted on Aug 05, 2010

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