testing (Gas Dryer) igniter


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Old 07-12-09, 05:39 AM
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testing (Gas Dryer) igniter

whirlpool gas dryer stopped heating,is there any way to test igniter?
 
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Old 07-12-09, 06:39 AM
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Hello sjay and Welcome into the Gas Appliances topic.

IMO, there usually isn't any real need to test an igniter. If the igniter is more then two years old, chances are it needs replacement. Not to expensive to buy nor to difficult to replace.

You didn't explain why you're assuming the igniter needs to be replaced.

Exactly stated, in complete details, what are the symptoms of the dryer???

Kindly explain in full details. Once we know the problem(s) we can then best provide one or more possible solutions. Best to read the dryer sticky note. Likely to find the solution faster and much sooner then awaiting any reply....IMO

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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.

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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Old 07-12-09, 10:22 AM
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dryer stopped heating

"You didn't explain why you're assuming the igniter needs to be replaced."

yes i did,dryer stopped heating was my only statement,and only one simple question can igniter be tested. not how much it costs but can it be tested.
 
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Old 07-13-09, 03:39 AM
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Yes Igniters are closed any open circuit is bad in igniter, many reasons dryers don't heat igniter only one.
 
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Old 07-24-09, 06:29 AM
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Originally Posted by sjay View Post
....and only one simple question can igniter be tested?
The simple answer is yes.
 
 

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