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Whirlpool WGD8300SW1 DRYER

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#1 stewartservice

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 04:57 PM

Flame comes on for about 5-10 seconds then goes out. Drum keeps turning but ignitor never comes back on. Have checked every thing i can think of. No fault codes. No power to ignitor after initial lighting.



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#2 sh2sh2

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 05:16 PM

try it with the vent disconnected from the dryer, are you getting good airflow out back of dryer



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Posted 10 June 2014 - 05:36 PM

Yes. 4 foot run.



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Posted 10 June 2014 - 06:20 PM

Definitely try it with the vent completely disconnected as Brother sh2 says because vent problems are the most common cause for this and we want to eliminate it from the picture.  Running the dryer with the vent completely disconnected is the only way to do that.  



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Posted 10 June 2014 - 06:31 PM

Will do. 9 a.m. in the mornin'. Thanks.



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Posted 11 June 2014 - 04:17 PM

also make sure the dryer is assembled so you get airflow thru the burner



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Posted 11 June 2014 - 04:43 PM

Case closed! Tech that went out prior was apparently LAZY!!! Went off his notes. Went out myself and 20 minutes later all is well. I will never believe someones elses diagnosis ever again !



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Posted 11 June 2014 - 06:28 PM

So don't leave us in suspense-- what was the problem?

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 08:26 AM

Case closed! Tech that went out prior was apparently LAZY!!! Went off his notes. Went out myself and 20 minutes later all is well. I will never believe someones elses diagnosis ever again !

Correction, your case is almost closed... you just can't leave us a hang in like this.  It puts much strain on our relationship....  We must know for future knowledge.....



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Posted 12 June 2014 - 03:19 PM

Thermal fuse blown. Replaced fuse and thermostat kit. Works fine. This is 2nd time this week going to a call from same tech that could not fix the problem. Usually a very good tech.



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Posted 12 June 2014 - 03:32 PM

 So, what was original complaint? Igniter and gas valves can't work if thermal fuse is blown. Tech said flame came on so fuse was ok before he started troubleshooting.

 

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 09:23 PM

 So, what was original complaint? Igniter and gas valves can't work if thermal fuse is blown. Tech said flame came on so fuse was ok before he started troubleshooting.

 

Eric

I asked my pops-in-law about this, and he said two or three times in his 30 years he has seen the fuse to be intermittently blown which would show similar symptoms as this machine.  Doesn't happen often, but can happen.



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Posted 13 June 2014 - 05:28 AM

Original complaint was no heat. Tech said he tested every thing. Would only heat for 5 seconds then no more. He had been out a couple of times and said same result each time.

I've never seen a thermal fuse act intermittently. But strange things can happen.



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Posted 13 June 2014 - 09:49 AM

that does sound strange, usually either open or not. it's not a switch.

I would suspect coils.



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Posted 13 June 2014 - 10:10 AM

  Probably the fuse is ok, but internal connection between fuse and wire terminal is broken and making intermittent contact. Easy enough to troubleshoot on this dryer with removable lower front panel for access. Lazy tech for sure, or poor troubleshooting skills.

 

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