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Re: Whirlpool gas dryer lights but after a bit flame goes out and
« Reply #10 on: September 03, 2010, 11:40:02 AM »
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Re: Whirlpool gas dryer lights but after a bit flame goes out and
« Reply #11 on: September 03, 2010, 01:19:55 PM »
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Re: Whirlpool gas dryer lights but after a bit flame goes out and
« Reply #12 on: September 03, 2010, 01:30:13 PM »
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Re: Whirlpool gas dryer lights but after a bit flame goes out and
« Reply #13 on: September 12, 2010, 04:48:42 PM »
now she dont light at all? is there something i can jump out? if so where and which one and how? what tests can i run? if so how?

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Re: Whirlpool gas dryer lights but after a bit flame goes out and
« Reply #14 on: September 12, 2010, 09:00:06 PM »
First thang to do is check the FUSE.
If it is open the dryer will run but no power will get to the gas assembly.

If the fuse is fine then you might have a bad ignitor or open flame detector.

When the control thermostat is cool it closes contacts and sends power to the gas assembly. The flame detect, ignitor and coils are all powered up. The coils won't work though until the resistance n the circuit changes. For the resistance to change the flame detect and ignitor have to do their thang, then drop out. The coils are all loosey goosey with the rush of power and open up. The raw gas hits the screaming hot ignitor and Booyah!! Houston we has ignition! In about a minute the temp is warm enough in the blower housing to open the control thermostat and the flame is shut down. The clothes keep on absorbing the heat till temp in the blower housing cools down enough to kick in the afterburners again on this bad boy.  O0 

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Re: Whirlpool gas dryer lights but after a bit flame goes out and
« Reply #15 on: September 12, 2010, 09:18:13 PM »
So what goes wrong? Them coils get weak with age. They work when cool but die like a dodge truck when the coils get hot.  :rofl:
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Re: Whirlpool gas dryer lights but after a bit flame goes out and
« Reply #16 on: September 13, 2010, 07:12:46 AM »
Ah yes, the infamous Mopar ballast resistor :)

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Re: Whirlpool gas dryer lights but after a bit flame goes out and
« Reply #17 on: September 13, 2010, 07:02:19 PM »
this is what i took off. still confused on how to test..

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Re: Whirlpool gas dryer lights but after a bit flame goes out and
« Reply #18 on: September 13, 2010, 09:25:53 PM »
1 and 2 are limits. 3 is a control stat 4 is a duct fuse. None of these are intermittent by nature. Only those solenoid coils have been proven to work a little and get hot and quit, they cool down a work a little more  O0
1 2 and 4 are one timers (meaning they blow they gone bye bye). 3 is a control thermostat with a bias heater. The 2 small terminals are to a heater built inside the control which when activated causes the control to shut down sooner for cooler cycles like perm press and knits. Clever ain't it  :rofl:
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Re: Whirlpool gas dryer lights but after a bit flame goes out and
« Reply #19 on: September 14, 2010, 06:44:03 PM »
thank you.. it was the fuse

 

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