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Re: Whirlpool Gas Dryer Won't Light; No Power to Ignitor
« Reply #15 on: January 03, 2010, 07:48:49 PM »
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Re: Whirlpool Gas Dryer Won't Light; No Power to Ignitor
« Reply #16 on: January 04, 2010, 02:48:14 PM »
It appears that Whirlpool has a kit with the t-stat and the thermal fuse together. I think that may be the best choice.

Thanks for all your help and info guys!   O0

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Re: Whirlpool Gas Dryer Won't Light; No Power to Ignitor
« Reply #17 on: January 04, 2010, 04:14:46 PM »
I'd be interested to know that part number rotor.
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Re: Whirlpool Gas Dryer Won't Light; No Power to Ignitor
« Reply #18 on: January 04, 2010, 07:12:33 PM »
I think he is talking about the thermal cut off not the thermal fuse.
Thermal cutoff with hi limit kit #'s.

WHIRLPOOL 279816 Dryer Thermal Cut - Off Kit, AP3094244


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Re: Whirlpool Gas Dryer Won't Light; No Power to Ignitor
« Reply #19 on: January 05, 2010, 02:26:54 AM »
I think he is talking about the thermal cut off not the thermal fuse.
Thermal cutoff with hi limit kit #'s.
279769 & 279816


Yep, after looking further it didn't have the thermal fuse in the kit.

I installed the new t-fuse tonight, and ran the dryer to test it. The temp at the vent of the dryer reached 153 degrees F, and the burner cut off. When the vent cooled to about 130 it cut back on, so I guess the t-cutoff and hi-limit switch are ok.

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Re: Whirlpool Gas Dryer Won't Light; No Power to Ignitor
« Reply #20 on: January 17, 2010, 05:59:06 PM »
Thanks y'all... the dryer is still working fine!  O0

But now the just out of warranty refrigerator just blew chunks out of the ice dispaenser!  :tickedoff:

Thanks again AJ and crew!

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Re: Whirlpool Gas Dryer Won't Light; No Power to Ignitor
« Reply #21 on: September 12, 2010, 11:24:55 AM »
Well, it worked ok for 8 months, but now the dryer is acting up again. This time the dryer lights, and gets hot. The burner will cycle a couple of times, then the burner will stop re-lighting.  ???

If I shut the dryer off, and let it set a few minutes, it will light the burner for a few cycles, then quit heating after a couple of cycles.

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Re: Whirlpool Gas Dryer Won't Light; No Power to Ignitor
« Reply #22 on: September 12, 2010, 11:32:09 AM »
Getcha some more coils. This time, find out what's wrong with your vent so the dryer won't keep short-cycling on hi-limit . This causes duress on the ignitor and coils from the constant cycling.  Have your vent run cleaned if you don't have the means to do so properly yourself.

I can tell by all the various issues you have had so far that your problem is entirely vent-related.
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Re: Whirlpool Gas Dryer Won't Light; No Power to Ignitor
« Reply #23 on: September 12, 2010, 11:56:16 AM »
I checked the vent run, and it's clear. Just a slight bit of lint dust inside the vent pipe.

The flapper on the outside of the house is clear... no wasp nest, bird nest or lint ball in the vent flapper.

The filter screen is clear.

The run from the dryer to the outside is less than 2 feet.

If there is a vent issue, I can't find one externally.

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Re: Whirlpool Gas Dryer Won't Light; No Power to Ignitor
« Reply #24 on: September 12, 2010, 02:27:12 PM »
I just checked the temps at the exhaust on the back of the dryer. The burner lights at around 135 degrees, but now runs to over 175 deg. before it shuts off. That's way higher than it was doing after I replaced the thermal fuse.

I'm thinking high limit sensor?

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Re: Whirlpool Gas Dryer Won't Light; No Power to Ignitor
« Reply #25 on: September 12, 2010, 03:39:36 PM »
Depending upon your thermometer and where you are checking it,that may not be too bad.
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Re: Whirlpool Gas Dryer Won't Light; No Power to Ignitor
« Reply #26 on: September 12, 2010, 05:23:06 PM »
Depending upon your thermometer and where you are checking it,that may not be too bad.

I'm using a Raytek infra red temp gun, (I forget what model) and was taking the temp in the exhaust vent in the back of the dryer, right where it turns 90 degrees upwards towards the top of the dryer.

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Re: Whirlpool Gas Dryer Won't Light; No Power to Ignitor
« Reply #27 on: September 12, 2010, 06:44:57 PM »
That is the control thermostat. Should not get above 160f on cotton setting
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Re: Whirlpool Gas Dryer Won't Light; No Power to Ignitor
« Reply #28 on: September 12, 2010, 06:53:45 PM »
This dryer doesn't have a "cotton" setting. All it has is "Automatic High Heat", "Automatic Low Heat", and "Timed High Heat".

I was testing on "Timed High Heat".

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Re: Whirlpool Gas Dryer Won't Light; No Power to Ignitor
« Reply #29 on: September 12, 2010, 07:06:15 PM »
Well no matter what the settings are their is still a thermister or control thermostat mounted on the blower housing that judges the air temp.
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