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Whirlpool Gas Dryer not heating


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#1 El Cid

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Posted 21 July 2005 - 02:30 PM

Masters,

I need your help. My usually honorable Whirlpool Gas Dryer (Model LGC7646DQ0) has quit working. When set in Energy preferred automatic setting (all I ever use) the dryer will not start.

However, if I turn the timer knob to cool down or finish portion of drying cycle, I can hear the timer ticking. Also, the drum will turn for about ten seconds and stop, as it should.

I removed the vent and tried to run the dryer with no change in results. I removed the front kick plate and the back cover. I tested 1)thermal fuse for continuity(good), 2) thermal cutout for continuity (good), 3)coils for continuity (both good but with different readings, and 4) removed, toyed with and promptly broke the end off of the igniter.

The timer knob clicks when I turn it to any off cycle. The timer ticks whenever I set it in cool down or timer area.

I know I need to replace the igniter I broke, :? but what else could be wrong? Since the dryer won't work whenever heat is needed, the wise cousel seen in other threads does not seem to help me.

Could a master please enlighten with their wisdom?

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#2 SuperTec

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Posted 21 July 2005 - 03:20 PM

1.) replace ignitor... 2.) check wiring schamatic and check outputs from timer.. Sort of sounds like a timer problem... Also check, if it has it (Yes, I did not look up your model number), the heat selector switch....
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#3 El Cid

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Posted 21 July 2005 - 03:25 PM

Thank you Honorable SuperTec,

Will try timer outputs and heat selector as suggested and report results.

#4 El Cid

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Posted 21 July 2005 - 04:06 PM

Most Honorable SuperTec,

Set timer to auto-regular, removed switch and tested. Only T-W showed continuity (closed). TM-WB, BK-BU, and BK-R remained open where label says they should be closed.

Also, when I removed removed the mounting screws to loosen the switch, I could hear something rattling inside the timer housing.

Does this sound correct?

#5 ApplianceTerminator

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Posted 21 July 2005 - 04:16 PM

If you can shake the timer and hear crap rattling around   ..... guess what    change that timer  .... one of the contacts let loose  .... I wish it were always that simple in the field  ....3976574  <--- part #    I did alot of these under Kenmore    ( whirlpool )   good catch... and  Good Luck   I think that timer is about 70  maybe cheaper if ya get lucky    .... they sell the parts on this site take a look

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Posted 21 July 2005 - 04:31 PM

Thanks to both of you for your help and advice.

The most painful part of this process was finding out I broke the igniter for nothing.:D

I don't think any of you will need to spill your entrails on my account, I think you nailed it. Will reply to verify and give praise.



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Posted 22 July 2005 - 07:39 PM

Honorable SuperTec and Honorable Appliance Terminator,

Just as you foresaw, the problem was with the timer. It took longer to find a timer in stock than it did to install the new timer and igniter. I also took the opportunity to replace the plastic vent hose with metal.

Repaired dryer is now obediant in all cycles (and heat settings), order is restored, and I am once again master of my dojo. With order restored, I disassembled the broken timer; the contact connected to the tan wire had broken off.

Thanks to both of you and the Most Honorable Samurai (our gracious, if besotted :guzzle:, host) for your help. Not only did you save me money, but you allowed me the satisfaction of fixing the dryer myself.

A contribution to your favorite charity, USBF :gulp:, is forthcomig via snail mail.




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