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gciccol

Member Since 19 Apr 2011
Offline Last Active May 23 2011 09:44 PM

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In Topic: Dryer Not Heating - Whirlpool GGW9250PT3

22 April 2011 - 08:44 PM

Thanks to everyone for their help. I appreciate your taking the time to respond. Well the problem turned out to be the gas valve. I had to call a repairman as I was out of options. Everything tested ok to him so he said it had to be the valve. So, $315 later the dryer is working again.

My only salvation is that I sure learned more than I ever cared to know about a gas dryer. I'm just bummed that it didn't turn out to be a simple $20 coil fix like I hoped.

Thanks again. :thanks:

In Topic: Dryer Not Heating - Whirlpool GGW9250PT3

19 April 2011 - 08:19 PM

Thank you gentlemen for your quick reply to my post. Here is some additional information:

Yes, if I let the dryer keep running on a heating cycle the igniter keeps trying to light about every 30 seconds and then clicks off after about 3-4 seconds. I do not smell any gas when the igniter is trying to light the burner. The only shutoff for the gas dryer is located directly behind the dryer. It is in the open position, straight up & down. Our kitchen stove, bbq, water heater and oven run on gas and they are working fine. I have not removed the gas line from the dryer to check if gas is flowing. I'm afraid I might start a gas leak.

Yes, the dryer was working great in the same spot for 6 years up until last weekend. Coils were replaced 3 years ago.

Yes, these are the original symptoms.

In rechecking the thermistor, the new one I installed is showing 10,02 on my digital meter which is set at 2k. My old thermistor is reading 9.6.

Wondering if there is a way to check the burner? Also, if I pull off the gas line going into the back of the machine, do I just use teflon tape when I screw it back in? Any safe way to test for a gas leak there?

Thanks again for getting back to me. I really appreciate your time. Can't really afford the service call.


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