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Gas dryer not heating up

Whirlpool model lgr4634eq3. I have replaced the coils on the gas module and replaced the ignitor and still get nothing. Ignitor does not glow when dryer is running. Thanks

Posted by Mike Flaherty on

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  • Mike Flaherty Mar 30, 2007

    Iunplugged the wires and checked the fuse with my meter and got no reading at all. I assume that it it needs to be repalced. Thanks

  • Mike Flaherty Mar 31, 2007

    I replaced the fuse and it works like new. Thanks for the help, much appreciated.

  • ham442 Apr 10, 2008

    Changed hot surface ignitor and burner lite two or three times and then not all the time. Hot surface ignitor comes on and then goes back off.

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    "gas dryer no heat troubleshooting." STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS HOW TO REPLACE IGNITOR


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Flash, did you check the thermal fuse in the back? On a gas dryer the drum will still turn if it's blown. check out the picture and post back.

Posted on Mar 29, 2007

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2007

    If the thermal is blown on a gas dryer, no power to ignitor




Dear sir
would you please let me know more about the system of dryer.

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Advise your landlord of the issue and follow his/her instructions.
I have provided some information on trouble shooting the dryer No Heat issue.

Below is a checklist provided by; www.repairclinic.com.
They also provide repair parts, disassembly procedures and diagrams for DIY repairs.

Firstly, ascertain that you have made a positive heat selection, then read on.

Warning! To avoid personal injury or even death, always disconnect your appliance from its power source--that is, unplug it or break the connection at the circuit breaker or fuse box--before you do any troubleshooting or repair work on your appliance. Also, because some components may have sharp edges, use caution while working on your appliance.

If your dryer doesn't heat, check these:

Gas valve coils
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Igniter Modern gas dryers use an electric igniter to ignite the gas from the gas valve. When it's working properly, the igniter glows bright orange. When it burns out, the dryer tumbles but there's no heat because the gas can't ignite. When the igniter burns out, you need to replace it. If the igniter is held by a tension bracket, you very well may need to replace the bracket too.

The igniter is inside the dryer housing, near the bottom front, usually in a cone-shaped metal tube (the force cone). It's about 2 inches long. It's mounted to the far end of the burner tube, and it has two wires attached to it--or to the tension bracket, if there is one.

Gas valve coils Watch the igniter. Does it glow bright orange, then shut off without igniting the gas? (When the gas ignites there's a large blue flame.) If so, there may be defective coils on the gas valve. Mounted on the top of modern gas valves, there are black electrical coils. The coils, when energized, open the gas valve. If one or more of the coils are defective, the valve doesn't open and the gas cannot ignite. Because it's often difficult to properly test the coils, it's usually best to replace both (all) of them at the same time.

Thermal fuse On many dryers, there's a thermal fuse (a heat-sensitive fuse that blows if the dryer overheats) mounted to the exhaust duct inside the back cover panel. The fuse is about an inch long. It's usually embedded in black resin and mounted in a white plastic housing.

If the fuse has blown, it has no continuity. When this happens, your dryer either just stops heating, or it doesn't work at all. Be sure to inspect the venting/heating system before replacing the fuse to put the dryer back into operation. (You can't re-set this type of fuse.)

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does the ignitor light up if it does check continuity on the thermo fuse (the little white one) if ok replace coils

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most likely your coil set is bad. is it turns on once, but then doesn't ignite again, your coil set is overheating and not working. it will need to be replaced. Joe
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