Whirlpool Dryer Won't Heat


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Whirlpool Dryer Won't Heat

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I have a Whirlpool (about 3 yrs old) dryer. It is a Duet Model#GGW9200LW1. It will not heat. It starts up and is hot, but after 5 minutes or so, it does not heat. Any advice on how to repair?

Mel
 
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Hello Mel. Welcome to the Gas Appliances topic and the Do-It-Yourself Web Site.

Based upon the problem description, 4 most likely causes.

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Dryers exhaust vent is restricted, kinked and or bent.

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The exhaust hoods internal flapper door not fully opening or s
stuck closed.

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One of the two solenoids on top of the gas control valve is burned out.

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Thermal fuse (if that machine has one) burned out.

Fully help information, instructions etc can be found in the dryer sticky note here

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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Dryer wont heat

Thanks for your response. I have checked the dryer vent (and cleaned) and exhaust hood is working properly. I thought perhaps the the thermal fuse, but I was wondering if this would be the case since it is intermittent problem? Is it the case that the thermal fuse is either working or not, or can it produce an intermittent type problem?

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Originally Posted by Mike322
Hi,

I have a Whirlpool (about 3 yrs old) dryer. It is a Duet Model#GGW9200LW1. It will not heat. It starts up and is hot, but after 5 minutes or so, it does not heat. Any advice on how to repair?

Mel
Hello: Mel

Intermittent problem? You didn't mention this in your intial posted question. If you had, I would not have included the Thermal Fuse #4 as a possibility. Nor the Restricted Vent #1 or the exhaust vents internal flapper door #2 as a possibilty. So I agree, can't be a thermal fuse...

Intermittent problem could be and most likely is one of the Solenoids on top of the gas control valve. Often start out failing Intermittently, then fail always and totally. No heat at all, all the time. Total failure.

Could be the flame senser, located on the burner flames shroud too. Or an internal part of the timer control or gas valve, etc. Not as likely as a defective solenoid. Replace them and all should be OK.

Instructions in the dryer sticky note here:

All other possible causes are also in that sticky note...

Additional Suggestions:
Read the manufacturers online web site for product information, problem possibilities, causes, solving methods, part locations, disassembly, reassembly methods, repair procedures, pictorials, schematics, down loadable 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.

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.

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

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Read Gas Dryer Sticky Note In The Forum Topic For Additional Advice:
http://forum.doityourself.com/showthread.php?t=159481
 
 

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