Dryer Does Not Heat

Old 03-22-02, 12:42 PM
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Whirlpool gas dryer not heating

circa 1996-97 Natural gas dryer. Drum turns, no noticable noises. just won't heat!

any ideas?

Old 03-22-02, 05:03 PM
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Re: Whirlpool gas dryer not heating

**any ideas?**


Being a man of few words.....this link here should help you out

Old 03-24-02, 04:39 PM
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Glow Coil, Solenoids and or Gas Valve

Hello Epheus. Welcome to my Gas Appliances forum and our Do-It-Yourself Web Site.

First item to check is the glow coil. Open the burner access door and then turn the dryer on. Watch inside the burner compartment for the glow coil to light up and glow.

If all the controls are set correctly on the front control panel and the dryer is running but the glow coil fails to glow, you located the defective part. The glow coil will need to be replaced.

To remove the coil, turn off the gas first. Unplug the dryer from the electrical wall plug. Then remove the entire gas valve as an assembly. Take the entire assembled part to the local appliance retail parts store for a replacement coil.

Read the manufacturers online web site for product information, problem possibilities, causes and solving methods, part locations, disassembly, reassembly methods, repair proceedures and instructions, pictorials and schematics, which may be available online.

An excellent source for orginal replacement parts is your local retail appliance parts store. Appliance parts dealers test and carry replacement parts for all appliances. Parts dealers are listed in the phone book under appliances.

Retail parts dealers can also help determine what the possible problem may be. Bring the make, model and serial numbers if you stop in at the store. The info will help to determine the exact parts used in the model assembly line run and possible problem causes.

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It's always adviseable to clean the entire exhaust venting system during any dryer maintenance and or repairs.

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