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Offline SilentKnight

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Whirlpool Gas Dryer
« on: December 29, 2010, 05:52:51 PM »
I have a whirlpool dryer that was not heating so I cleaned out the vent and  I just replaced the gas solenoid coil's on and it's working great, too great.  The dryer is now getting too hot.  The top and sides are not 'hot' to the touch, but when I open the door it smells like like something is burning, which it never did before.  I just want to know if this is an issue?  I have checked the belt and everything is moving smoothly, not grinding anywhere.

My concern is that by using cheap-o internet solenoids that maybe they are letting too much gas into the dryer?  My local parts shop wanted 47$ for solenoids and the ones I purchased on the internet were 10$

Thanks for any advice.

Model LGR8620PW0

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Re: Whirlpool Gas Dryer
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2010, 07:51:29 PM »
Those coils don't control the heat. It is controled by the Klixon mounted on the blower housing next to the fuse. Buy it here for $13 Did you clean the vents?
Air restrictions cause overheating.
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Re: Whirlpool Gas Dryer
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2011, 06:25:55 PM »
may just be some "lint" that you disturbed and is now being "burned"
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Re: Whirlpool Gas Dryer
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2011, 10:21:25 AM »
I purchased the fuse and It did not seem to help.

However, after running 5 or 6 loads through, the burning smell is gone, it must have been the lint that I disturbed with all the cleaning, as RegUS said. 

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Re: Whirlpool Gas Dryer
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2011, 12:40:08 PM »
Is it still over-heating ?
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Re: Whirlpool Gas Dryer
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2011, 01:13:19 PM »
I don't think it was over-heating, I think it was just the burning smell that was making us think it was over heating.

 

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