Whirlpool Gas Estate Dryer Ignitor Glows, Shuts Off
Posted 02 August 2012 - 03:36 PM
I have a Whirlpool Gas Estate Dryer. The ignitor glows, then shuts off. Intermittently.
I have read this page: http://fixitnow.com/...in-a-gas-dryer/ and THINK my coils are fine. I I am using a Sperry analog multimeter and can't tell if I have the right resistance.
I have tested all the components here: http://fixitnow.com/...n-a-gas-dryer/. (Igniter, Radiant sensor) All check out fine.
Found THIS post: http://appliantology...__fromsearch__1 Everything fine except the cycling thermostat bias heater. I think. I tested the Secondary contacts (that had the purple wires) against the Main contacts (that had the red wire) and nothing happened.
Is it likely that the cycling thermostat would case the igniter to glow, then shut off intermittently?
Or am I over thinking it (and my skill with the multimeter)?
Many thanks for all the help thus far!
Posted 02 August 2012 - 04:03 PM
Glows for < 10 seconds. Sometimes it ignites.
I have not observed how long it stays off.
Posted 02 August 2012 - 04:14 PM
When it ignites, how long does the Flame stay ON ?
has this Dryer worked OK for you up till now at this location ?
sounds like weak Coils
(can't be determined with a resistance test)
common problem, cheap fix
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Posted 02 August 2012 - 04:19 PM
Dryer has been acting up for about a month. Before that, it was fine.
Ok, so no way to test the coils huh? So just buy 'em and swap out?
Posted 02 August 2012 - 09:09 PM
It can be other things but start here because there cheap and they will fail sometime anyway.
Posted 02 August 2012 - 09:59 PM
I'll keep you posted.
Posted 12 August 2012 - 12:57 PM
Posted 01 June 2014 - 02:49 PM
Dryer came down with the same problem again.
I reordered new coils and just installed them. Problem continues: dryer glows red, shuts off before igniting.
What is the next likely problem?
Same dryer as before:
Whirlpool Gas Estate Dryer - TGDX640JQ2
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