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question,,my gas dryer doesnt get hot,,,,when cold first load it fires up ,,then after a few cycles i noticed no

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Old 03-05-2012, 03:47 PM
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Model Number: lgr8648LWO   Brand: Whirlpool   Age: 5 - 10 years   

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question,,my gas dryer doesnt get hot,,,,when cold first load it fires up ,,then after a few cycles i noticed no flame(gas).. i have checked coils witha meter and get correct reading..(i check them cold after i had removed them from machine... i have seen the fire up cold thur the peak hole in front ...all of the vents are cleaned,,test all fuses in rear witha meter,, i have seen a few time during the drying clcle the flame turn on but never gets the dryer hot...befor i wrote this i checked out thur the peak hole and noticed that it glowed and no gas came,,the glowing cycle turn on then off in a cycle but no flame....so what would be my next step to check out???


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Hello.

Most likely you have bad control coils. They are relatively easy to replace. The second choice is the safety gas valve assembly - comes with the coils. I would suggest you to start with coils. The unused parts, purchased from us can be returned.

The control coils set Part number: AP3094251

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The safety gas valve Part number: AP3081145

Part number: AP3081145


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Hello.

Most likely you have bad control coils. They are relatively easy to replace. The second choice is the safety gas valve assembly - comes with the coils. I would suggest you to start with coils. The unused parts, purchased from us can be returned.

The control coils set Part number: AP3094251

Part number: AP3094251


The safety gas valve Part number: AP3081145

Part number: AP3081145


Here are the breakdown diagrams and Replacement parts for Whirlpool LGR8648LW0 RESIDENTIAL DRYER | AppliancePartsPros.com
tell me why i can have a good coil test with a meter(tested ohms reading on coils)and you think i should replace them....im dont saying you could be wrong just trying to understand how i could get a good reading on each coil and they still could be the reason for replacement
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Hi.

You need to take reading of the coils right after gas fail to ignite. First check the coil with 2 contacts. When the defective coil gets hot it's ether opens or shorts. On my experience the bad safety valve is very seldom case.

I hope I've answered your question.

Please post the results.
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