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SANTA

Whirlpool Gas Dryer

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  This dryer was only used a few times and then sat for 2 years. The gas valve just vibrates when it's supposed to open. Can these gas valves be opened up and serviced? I wouldn't bother with it but this dryer is in brand new condition, dry no water damage. I did try new coils by the way.

 

Sorry, model #LGQ9858PW0

Gas valve part #8318277, Substitute #W10337269

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Is the ignitor getting red?

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The igniter is good, coils good, flame sensor good. I know the valve is faulty because I replaced it with a used valve assy. and the dryer works. I would rather put the newer valve assy back in if it can be repaired. I don't know how used the used valve is.

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...  This dryer was only used a few times and then sat for 2 years.

... The gas valve just vibrates when it's supposed to open.

Was the little rubber "cap" re-installed on the Gas Pipe Stub during storage ?

Moisture will get into the Gas Valve and cause corrosion.

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just stick with the used one, the only ones i have ever had to replace are ones in storage like yours and some newer ones right out of the box with manufacturing defects

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in 26 yrs ive replaced only 2 gas valves on dryers they rarely go out if it works stick with it probley will last as long as u have it

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  Thanks, I will leave the used valve in. Customer is happy.  What I really want to know is if the valve can be safely repaired. I'm going to take it apart and have a look one way or another.

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