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Old 07-29-2011, 04:43 PM
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Your mistake is that you tried to use instructions for the electric dryer while having problems with the gas dryer. The troubleshooting is different for those dryers.

The fist thing you may want to check for continuity is the thermal fuse (#6 on the diagram). If this fuse is open, replace the cycling thermostat as well and clean the dryer vent line.

...In the website, its listed simply as Thermostat (part no. AP3134945) and it fits together with the cycling thermostat (AP3115922)...
This part is actually a heater. The normal resistance reading should be between 5000 Ohms and 9000 Ohms. If the reading is incorrect, replace it too.

There are two different thermal fuses listed for this dryer by Whirlpool (weird), so you have to determine which one is used in your dryer before order any.

- The thermal fuse Part number: AP3132867

Part number: AP3132867

- The thermal fuse Part number: AP3133489

Part number: AP3133489

- The cycling thermostat Part number: AP3115922

Part number: AP3115922

- The thermostat heater Part number: AP3134945

Part number: AP3134945

Here are the breakdown diagrams and Replacement parts for WHIRLPOOL LG5796XPW0 Residential Dryer |

P.S. You can find some useful information in one of our previous threads: No Heat on Gas Dryer
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