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No heat after 10 minutes or so (Whirlpool-LGN2000PWO)

Hi, I noticed the glow rod ignites the gas through the door in front. Although anything is possible, I thought the fuse link is good along with the element. My thought is to inspect the element, but likely thermostat bad. Am I heading in the right direction? The customer is getting antsy (although their diagnosis is NO HEAT. I thought this was a slam dunk.

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ngfam1 At your service!

Sometimes this can happen when the vent line is clogged.


1. Check if the lint filter is full and needs to be cleaned.
Try this first.
2. Then check if the outside screen covering the exhaust vent is even half blocked with lint there will be no heat! This screen is to keep small animals out!
Try checking this second and if it is clogged or the spring loaded door is stuck closed try to clean the lint out of the corners of the flap door, and or remove the screen permanently!
I DID AND NO ANIMALS LIKE TO GET BURNT,IT'S HOT IN THAT TUBE!
2 years that mine is off and it's all is fine.


If none of these tasks remedy the heat problem then here is a good company that's found nation wide.
A&E Factory Service
A&E has schedulers available to take appointments 24/7
And they do warranty work too, for most manufactures!
1(800) 905-9505

You will be fine
Bless You ngafm1
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Posted on Sep 02, 2008

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