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Hi, My gas dryer does not heat. I disassembled my dryer and tested the thermal fuse and that shows continuity

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Old 11-07-2011, 04:30 PM
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Model Number: lgr7646aw2   Brand: Whirlpool   Age: More than 10 years   

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Hi,

My gas dryer does not heat. I disassembled my dryer and tested the thermal fuse and that shows continuity so that is not the problem. Next I accessed the igniter and when I test for continuity it shows on the voltmeter 44 ohms...is this the culprit?

I also turned on the dryer at high heat and at first the pilot light did not glow orange. I waited 10 minutes and tried it again and this time it glowed and then started to flame. After 5 minutes, it went out. Is this normal or should the flame be on the whole time it is drying?

Any help and/or comments would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks in advance.

nels


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