whirlpool gas dryer


Old 02-15-06, 09:58 AM
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whirlpool gas dryer

hello i have a small problem i got this dryer second hand they told me it worked fine so i get it home but before i connect the gas i pluged it in to see if the igniter lit up no dice so i assumed that was the problem and while i was getting this part someone mentioned the thermel fuse so i grabed that to no dice now on this model does the gas have to be hooked up for the igniter to work
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Old 02-15-06, 08:23 PM
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Hello mrbandit. Welcome to my Gas Appliances topic and the Do-It-Yourself Web Site.

Gas does not need to be on. Hot surface glow ignitor will work with or without gas. If not gas is present, ignitor will still glow and attempt to ignite the gas, which is not there.

To help determine a cause for the problem, read a few of the existing question on dryers. Also the help sticky note here: http://forum.doityourself.com/showthread.php?t=159481

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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.

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.

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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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