Question about Whirlpool GGQ8831L Gas Dryer
I cleaned vents, lint traps, blower motor any thing I could get the vacuum hose at. The lint trap casing was very clogged. I get great air flow but no heat. The dryer is a Whirlpool Gold Ultimate Care II and the model is GGC985HQ!
Didc, on a gas dryer, if the thermal fuse blows it will still rotate, but will not heat. Since this is a gas dryer, see if the ignitor is glowing. If it is, then you know the thermal fuse is good. If not, the thermal fuse may be blown or the ignitor itself and thus the reason for no heat. Catriver.
Posted on Jan 01, 2008
Thanks to Catriver, I fixed my Whirlpool Gas Dryer, LGR5636EQ2. It wasnt heating up. The heating element wasnt even going on. I checked voltage to the heating element and I wasnt getting any. So, after reading this from Catriver, I took out the Thermal Fuse and checked continuity and there wasnt any. So I replaced it and now the thing works again. !
Posted on Feb 19, 2008
I too checked the Thermal fuse and it wasn;t getting continuity. I will replace the part tomorrow. Thanks for the great website!
Posted on Mar 31, 2008
Do i have to use GAS? IS IT TRUE I CAN CONVERT TO ELECTRICITY?
Posted on May 28, 2010
SOURCE: Whirlpool Gold Dryer GEQ9800PW1
take a screwdriver and push it in below the door at the top of the bottom panel, near each end of the panel, there is a springclip to pry on that that releases the panel and it will fold out and then lift off. then you can get access by removing a few screws.
BE SURE TO UNPLUG BEFORE WORKING ON IT.
Posted on May 18, 2008
A1 Pull the dryer out away from the wall. Unhook the vent from the dryer completely. Do not put anything over the dryer exhaust on the back of the dryer. Do a normal load with the vent unhooked. If it dries better or ok like this then the problem is in the dryer venting. Like a blocked vent pipe or a smashed or restricted vent hose.
A2 - If the vent doesn't make a difference, then check the blower wheel for excessive lint build up, check that there isn't anything stuck to the air intake baffle inside the drum, (i.e. the screen on the back wall of the dryer when looking into the drum). Check the lint filter chute for blockage. Check that the heating element isn't shorted to ground. Check the exhaust temperature of the dryer. A meat or pocket thermometer can be used for this. It should cycle between 120 degrees and 170 degrees. Check that the drum seals to make sure the are not worn out.
Posted on Mar 03, 2009
i need help fixing my 5 year old dryer. whirlpool duet model GEW9200LW1. I have replaced the thermistor. I tested (with an ohm meter) the heating coil, thermal fuse, high limit thermostat, & heating element and they were all fine. I replaced the electronic control assembly and the user interface. THE DRYER STILL WONT HEAT.
Then it occurred to me that the sensor may not allow the dryer to heat if its not sensing wet. Could this be true? Have I been trouble shooting this wrong?
Posted on Jun 25, 2010
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