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Offline Rotorranch

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Re: Whirlpool Gas Dryer Won't Light; No Power to Ignitor
« Reply #30 on: September 12, 2010, 08:03:03 PM »
OK... that's what I'll get.

Thanks y'all.

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Re: Whirlpool Gas Dryer Won't Light; No Power to Ignitor
« Reply #31 on: September 24, 2010, 05:25:42 PM »
OK... installed a new 4 wire bias t-stat. Now the igniter comes on, but I get no fire.  :tickedoff:

Put the old t-stat back in... still nothing.

I'm about ready to chunk this piece off the deck.

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Re: Whirlpool Gas Dryer Won't Light; No Power to Ignitor
« Reply #32 on: September 24, 2010, 05:31:55 PM »
Check your connections on the gas coils. They may not be in all the way.
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Re: Whirlpool Gas Dryer Won't Light; No Power to Ignitor
« Reply #33 on: September 24, 2010, 07:20:27 PM »
Check your connections on the gas coils. They may not be in all the way.

I took the dryer apart. The coils were plugged in. I fired the dryer up to check for power to the coils, and the burner lit. It cycled, then wouldn't refire.

At least since it's apart.. it will be easier to throw off the deck. :2funny:


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Re: Whirlpool Gas Dryer Won't Light; No Power to Ignitor
« Reply #34 on: September 24, 2010, 11:27:23 PM »
 I would try a new set of coils, their cheap enough. Make sure the covers are all in place when you test the dryer so you don't disrupt the air flow. There should be a small access cover in the rear or sight hole in the front of the dryer to watch the flame. If you run certain gas dryers with the covers off it will trip the high limit

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Re: Whirlpool Gas Dryer Won't Light; No Power to Ignitor
« Reply #35 on: September 24, 2010, 11:44:47 PM »
If you don't here the coils click, replace them.

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Re: Whirlpool Gas Dryer Won't Light; No Power to Ignitor
« Reply #36 on: September 26, 2010, 01:21:59 PM »
OK... installed the new gas coils and put it all back together. With the old bias t-stat, it cycles now, off about 175 degrees, on about 135 at the exhaust, just like before it died.

I put the new bias t-stat in, and now it goes over 200 degrees before it cuts off.   ???


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Re: Whirlpool Gas Dryer Won't Light; No Power to Ignitor
« Reply #37 on: September 26, 2010, 05:43:01 PM »
You have the correct tstat installed?
Put the old one back in and get a refund. That dude ought not get above 160
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Re: Whirlpool Gas Dryer Won't Light; No Power to Ignitor
« Reply #38 on: September 27, 2010, 12:42:00 AM »
Yeah JW... all the numbers on the replacement were the same as the original one. Both are FSP units.

I put the old one back in.

 

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