Replacing Ignitor

Old 04-26-05, 04:07 PM
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Replacing Ignitor

I have a Whirlpool dryer model #lgr5587eq2 that tumbles but no heat. I checked for the Glow from the ignitor, and saw nothing. Im replacing the ignitor but cant get access to it. I first tried from the back, but it doesnt seem like the right approach. I also dont see how to remove front panel, which is how a site showing step by step process is doing it. How do I get to the ignitor?
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Hello lilman3213. Welcome to my Gas Appliances topic and our Do-It-Yourself Web Site.

Front panel access is usually gained by removing screws inside the door frame. Look around the inside frame and also at the base of the front outside panel. May be two screws there or clips under the front top cover between the top and the front panel.

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Read the manufacturers online web site for product information, problem possibilities, causes, solving methods, part locations, disassembly, reassembly methods, repair procedures, pictorials, schematics, downloadable repair and or owners manuals which may be available online.

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Retail appliance parts dealers can also help determine what the most likely possible problem may be. They will need the make, model and serial numbers. Appliance parts dealers are an excellent source for original replacement parts and problem resolving matters. Dealers are listed in the phone book under appliances.

Be sure the electrical power to the appliance is turned off, before attempting any repairs. Always check for gas leaks whenever moving the appliance and/or a repair includes any connection of a gas part.

Read the existing questions on the subject of dryers. Doing so will quickly provide you with answers to questions & provide additional information on how to resolve the problem.

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It's always adviseable to clean the entire exhaust venting system every 2 years. Or during any dryer maintenance, connection, servicing and or repairs.

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