Whirlpool gas dryer(LGR7646EQ2) not heating


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Old 04-10-06, 04:12 PM
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Whirlpool gas dryer(LGR7646EQ2) not heating

Hello...I replaced the thermal fuse less than a year ago and the flame sensor today. Before I replaced the flame sensor the dryer would heat off and on for a short time. Now it will not heat at all. The flame is staying on but is yellow/red. Any ideas? Thanks
 
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Hello hoffacard and Welcome into my Gas Appliances topic.

Correct me if I am wrong. Seems to be a contradiction. Burner flame stays on? But no heat?

Now it will not heat at all. The flame is staying on but is yellow/red.
Yellow should not be present in the flame. Clean the lint in the area of the burner and around the sir shutter on the burner tube near the gas control valve. Should clear up the yellow burner flames. Slightly yellow tip on the burner flame is okay.

Kindly clarify the contradiction for me.
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Old 04-13-06, 02:07 PM
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Actually when I look through the peek hole I see a yellow/orange glow, but not an actual flame if that makes sense. I wiped around the burner and cleaned out the venting. The dryer still isn't getting hot.
 
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Hello: hoffacard

The orange/yellow glow is the glow igniter and not the burner flames. Chances are the igniter is too weak glowing to ignite gas so the control valve does not open. Replacement is suggested, as a first attempt to fix the problem.

Or the solenoids, second attempt, which are on top of the gas control, are defective. Replacement is easy, once the gas valve is out of the machine.
 
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Thank You!
 
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hoffacard, I was wondering how you made out. I had the same problem with my Kenmore(Whirpool) dryer and I replaced the two selonoids on the gas valve and that fixed it.
 
 

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