1970's Whirlpool gas dryer will only dry one load a day.

Old 12-26-11, 05:56 PM
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1970's Whirlpool gas dryer will only dry one load a day.

Dryer will only dry first load. After the first load it will not heat again for hours. I can hear the "click" like it's trying to ignite. I took the panel off and saw a flame - but it did not continue to heat. Any ideas? I cleaned the lint from the dryer but have not check the vent yet, although when it is drying the exhaust seems fine.
Old 12-27-11, 05:39 AM
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Replace the gas coils? they open when get hot and close when cool down. Clean vent anyway the best thing you can do for a dryer. Let us know how it goes.
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Clear then entire exhaust venting system regardless of what seems to be an okay air flow. Also check the exhausts flapper door. May not be opening fully or at all. May be excessive lint in the air blowers cage fan. Clean that area also.

Coils located on top of gas valve. Suggest you replace them with OEM parts purchased locally at any retail appliance parts store in your area.

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

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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