whirlpool gas dryer no heat lgb6200pqo

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Exclamation whirlpool gas dryer no heat lgb6200pqo

i have a whirlpool gas dryer model lgb6200pqo
there is no heat i tested the heating element from past experience on other dryers this works correctly glows 15-20 seconds the dryer will not light

any ideas where to go next
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Hello spanner659. Welcome to my Gas Appliances topic and the Do-It-Yourself Web Site.

First item to check is the glow ignitor. Possible it is too weak. It must be HOT and glow an INTENSE bright yellow orange color. If not, it's considered to be burned out. If it fails to glow at all, it's also possible it's completely burned out. Replacement is than the only option.

Open the burner access door and then turn the dryer on. Watch inside the burner compartment for the glow ignitor to light up and glow.

If all the controls are set correctly on the front control panel and the dryer is running but the glow ignitor fails to glow, or glows weakly, you located the defective part. The glow ignitor will need to be replaced.

To remove the ignitor, turn off the gas first. Unplug the dryer from the electrical wall plug. Then remove the entire gas valve as an assembly.

There will be small sheet metal screws used to secure the plate to which the burner assembly parts are attached to. The plate holds the entire assembly and is attached to the bottom of the dryers cabinet.

Next, remove the glow ignitor from the burner assembly. Or, take the entire assembled part to the local appliance retail parts store for a replacement ignitor.

Glow ignitors are fragile & they break easily. Handle and install the new ignitor carefully. Glow ignitors are a non returnable and non refundable electric componet.

Appliance parts dealers test and carry replacement parts for all appliances. Parts dealers are listed in the phone book under appliances.

Check the recent posting on dryer topics. Several have replies with additional information on glow ignitor removal and replacement.

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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 or services. Always check for gas leaks whenever moving the appliance and/or a service or repair includes any connection of a gas part.

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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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