20 Most Recent Whirlpool LGR5644J Gas Dryer Questions & Answers

Hi, If you are having problems with your gas dryer not heatingthe most common problem is that the ignitor goes bad. Even though it glowssometimes it is still not working properly. if you dryer is gas check out this gas no heat tip.... If you have an electric dryer, you can have many differentthings that can go wrong causing the dryer not to heat. check outthis electric no heat tip...


Whirlpool... | Answered on Aug 13, 2011

It could be several other things thermal fuse, thermal cut out, hi limit thermostat, dryer coils, heat sensor,or igniter. All of these parts are inexpensive and easy to test and replace.There is a video at t http://appliancehelponline.com/gdryertroublevideo.html his will walk you thru the troubleshooting of these components. It may be a different model but the troubleshooting will be the same.You can also enter your model # for diagrams and illustrations. All parts come with installation instructions. Not all models are available. If you need help disassembling your machine there are videos of this also for most styles.

Whirlpool... | Answered on Jun 02, 2010

Yes, that is most likely the problem. Once the glow bar igniter glows so hot, the switch opens & drops power to the igniter.(The radiant sensor has continuity while cold & open when a flame is present.) At the same time, by opening it redirects power to the valve coils allowing them to open & gas flow to the burner assembly. The dying glow of the igniter fires the gas. However, if your igniter glows, the radiant sensor is good. In this case, you'd need to replace the gas valve solenoids.

Whirlpool... | Answered on Aug 01, 2007

You need to check the solinoids on the gas vale. They might work to start but after they heat up some they possibly could break down and shut off. There are 2 coils on the valve. When you first start the dryer you should head a distinctive loud click noise. that is the primary coil opening the valve. When that happens you should also see the glow bar lighting. after the bar lights you should hear one more loud click. Thats the heat sensor opening and allowing the other coil to open to allow gas to flow and ignite. If you do not hear the first click when you start the dryer, look in the back for a small white rectangular fuse with 2 small wires on it. (they may be blue in color) That is a thermal fuse. Use a ohm meter to check if it is pen. If it is replace it.If you heard the first click and the glow bar starts to light but nothing else happens, you eed to check the heat sensor. It is connected to the flame baffle at the end of the gas valve. It will have 2 wires on it. One white and one blue I belive. It is attached by 1 screw. ( 1/4") You will need to check that out with a meter also. If it checks good reinstall it. You will then want to ohm out both coils. Only one may be bad but I recomend you replace the both of them. You will also want to make sure that your vent is not clogged up. That too can cause the dryer to short cycle. Hope this will help you.

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Whirlpool... | Answered on Jul 20, 2007

I don't know though I wouldn't be surprised, there could even be more than one. Overheating of the heating element due to reduced airflow or shorts is usually covered by a bimetal breaker but I would expect to find a thermal fuse fitted in close contact with the motor.

If the dryer isn't working, you will probably need to at least partially dismantle it to find the fault...

Whirlpool Dryers | Answered on Feb 08, 2020

It should have been the thermistor located on the blower housing (exhaust). There is more than one, different part numbers.

Check wiring from thermistor to control board.

Comment with complete model number and I'll post diagram and part number.

Whirlpool Dryers | Answered on Jan 20, 2020

Just a guess but sounds like youre only getting 110v from plug

Whirlpool Dryers | Answered on Jan 19, 2020

Would you please write back with details about what is wrong with the drier? Is the problem that the drier will not turn on and spin the drum or is the problem, no heat? Would you also include make, model and what is it that you are hoping to gather from us?

Whirlpool Dryers | Answered on Dec 09, 2019

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