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Whirlpool Gas Dryer

Stuck gas valve

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#1 SANTA

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 12:04 AM

  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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Posted 06 April 2013 - 01:22 AM

Is the ignitor getting red?


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Posted 06 April 2013 - 01:39 AM

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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Posted 06 April 2013 - 03:53 AM

...  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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Posted 06 April 2013 - 06:33 AM

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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Posted 06 April 2013 - 11:15 AM

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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Posted 06 April 2013 - 11:19 AM

  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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