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Offline adamant

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Whirlpool gas dryer lights but after a bit flame goes out and
« on: September 02, 2010, 07:22:13 PM »
she lights and heats up but after a bit flame goes out after a bit..

Model wdg5600sq0

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Re: Whirlpool gas dryer lights but after a bit flame goes out and
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2010, 07:30:52 PM »
Most likely 279834 coil kit. If you let it run and watch the glow coil , if it  glows and then click and no flame that's it!




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Re: Whirlpool gas dryer lights but after a bit flame goes out and
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2010, 07:43:28 PM »
Might be a plugged vent

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Re: Whirlpool gas dryer lights but after a bit flame goes out and
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2010, 08:28:33 PM »
yep that what it does. thank you.. what is the process of changing it?

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Re: Whirlpool gas dryer lights but after a bit flame goes out and
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2010, 08:42:42 PM »
2 Screws hold the coils in place, Phillips type. Of course SHUT OFF POWER . Remove old and replace, easy job.Wires just unplug to the side of the coils.

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Re: Whirlpool gas dryer lights but after a bit flame goes out and
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2010, 08:53:03 PM »
When the coils fail they get hot to the touch. Plug the harness in securely.
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Re: Whirlpool gas dryer lights but after a bit flame goes out and
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2010, 04:46:42 AM »
2 Screws hold the coils in place, Phillips type. Of course SHUT OFF POWER . Remove old and replace, easy job.Wires just unplug to the side of the coils.
thank you but whats the trick to get to that part? i tried to take the front off . i lifed the top and hinged it back, took the two screws off the front and there is something holding the bottom on and the drum wants to come out.. is there a link that someone can post that shows the cover removal process? i dont want to break those clips..
thanks again//..

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Re: Whirlpool gas dryer lights but after a bit flame goes out and
« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2010, 08:13:30 AM »
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Re: Whirlpool gas dryer lights but after a bit flame goes out and
« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2010, 08:16:00 AM »
Take the idler loose and lift out the drum. Give it a good clean.

This shows a detailed breakdown of the gas assembly
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Re: Whirlpool gas dryer lights but after a bit flame goes out and
« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2010, 11:35:51 AM »
2 Screws hold the coils in place, Phillips type. Of course SHUT OFF POWER . Remove old and replace, easy job.Wires just unplug to the side of the coils.
thank you but whats the trick to get to that part? i tried to take the front off . i lifed the top and hinged it back, took the two screws off the front and there is something holding the bottom on and the drum wants to come out.. is there a link that someone can post that shows the cover removal process? i dont want to break those clips..
thanks again//..

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