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I changed the coils the sensor and the ignitor but im still not getting any heat in my whirlpool dryer.

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You may have a bad thermal fuse or bad thermostat.Hope this helps.

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if you sere getting heat for like the first 15 to 20 minutes then no heat you have bad gas coils located on top of the gas valve,easy fix,remove the two phillips screws,lift the cover and pull off the wires to each coil and install the new coils,if the ignitor is glowing but no flame and the sensor is good most likely gas coils.

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Whirlpool dryer(LGQ9557HQ0), ignitor ignites but flame does not light

mounted on top of the gas vavlve is black electrical coils when energized it opens the gas valve,if one of the coils are defective it wont open and let the gas thru,its hard to test the coils so most repairmen just replace them all

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Whirlpool dryer ignighter replaced still wont heat

The gas dryer assembly consists of a sensor, a ignitor, and a pair of solenoids. The flame sensor must have continuity when cold to fire up the ignitor. The ignitor must be hot and out of the circuit so that power can open them coils. So how do they do it? The control themostat is mounted very near the blower and filter housing. As the air passes by it on the way outside it judges air temp. When the temp drops below 105f the control powers up the gas assembly. The sensor, the ignitor, and the coils are all energized. The ignitor is wired cleverly so that while it is being powered by the flame sensor it takes up most of the energy required to open the coils. Once it gets heated up to ignition temp the bimetal inside the black box (sensor) shuts down power to the ignitor. It is so hot it is now a therm sensor itself. Full power goes to them coils and they can now open the valve. As the flame is ignited the 3rd wire on the holding coil is kept open by the heat from the ignitor which becomes a themo generator. Fascinating isn't it? My home movie:

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Ive changed the ignitor, sensor, thermostat, fuse-thrml, and thermostat-fix.. my dryer still is only heating for only 5 min then goes cold. what can i do? model: LGR7646JQ0

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There is no heat being produced

HI, Remove the front lower panel. Start the dryer and see if the ignitor glows. If it glows but the gas valve does not open, Change the coils on top of the gas valve.
If the ignitor does not glow, test the ignitor for 120V. If there is voltage to the ignitor but no glow, change the ignitor.
If there is no viltage to the ignitor, check continuity on the thermostats and the fuse that are located on the blower housing. Also test the sensor located on the burner.
I hope this helps. Please let me know if I can assist you further.


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