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Whirlpool Gas Dryer WGD5840SW0 wont heat

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 11:29 AM

Hello, Dryer drum turns. Igniter will not glow. Replaced the igniter, no glow. All fuses show continuity. Do not get 120V on either coils. coils show resistance.

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 01:05 PM

... All fuses show continuity.

including #15 and #25 on the Heater Box ?
check for 120v AC (to chassis, ground) from each side of each of the (3) Thermal Devices
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Posted 23 November 2011 - 02:08 PM

Thanks for the quick reply Grand Master. Thermal fuse beside the blower, #15 and #25 all have continuity. Will check the voltage later today. Could it be control card?

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 03:04 PM

.... Could it be control card?

no,
possibly the Timer
OR
the Heat (ON/OFF) Switch
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Posted 23 November 2011 - 04:29 PM

Checked for 120V on each side of the (blower fuse?) in the exhaust manifold. 120V on one side but not the other. Fuse was bad. I removed the exhaust casing and cleaned it out well. I temporarily joined the wires together and the burner lighted. I put everything back together except the back cover. I started the dryer on high and looked through the peephole, the igniter lighted the gas and everything worked fine for 3 or 4 minutes then the fire went out. I cycles back on again after a few minutes. The drum runs fine. Is this normal?

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 04:58 PM

Grand Master, Cycling thermostat and thermal fuse ordered. Thank you much..

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 06:01 PM

Thermal Fuse and High Limit Thermostat
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... cycles back on again after a few minutes. The drum runs fine. Is this normal?

normal,
but also
check your Dryer Vent

Vent should be rigid metal.
Short lengths of flexible metal may be OK, if not crimped when moving the Dryer into place.
NO plastic
NO PVC
NO screws
Foil Duct Tape is OK.
With an empty load, Timed Dry, High Heat, the vent temperature should cycle somewhere between 135F and 160F
Check / clean the Dryer Vent
Disconnect the Dryer Vent and check for good air-flow there and where it exits the house.
Check the Vent air temperature at the back of the Dryer.
 


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