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Offline albmopar

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Whirlpool dryer doesn't heat
« on: November 07, 2012, 06:50:33 PM »

Model LGR4634JQ2 Dryer doesn't heat.  I opened up the view port and saw no glow of an ignitor or anything.  Do I check the continuity of the ignitor first?

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Re: Whirlpool dryer doesn't heat
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2012, 06:58:11 PM »
I would check the thermal fuse first, part # 3392519

On a electrice dryer if the thermal fuse is bad the dryer will not start, but on a gas dryer it will start but not heat.

If the thermal fuse checks ok then I would suspect the igniter, part # 279311. I would check to see if voltage is getting to the igniter. If you have voltage to the igniter and it does not glow replace the igniter.

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Re: Whirlpool dryer doesn't heat
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2012, 07:05:56 PM »
Most likely its the thermal fuse bad like aj said, after changing fuse, make sure is exhausting good to outside. #1 reason fuse blows.

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Re: Whirlpool dryer doesn't heat
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2012, 07:31:49 AM »
To check the thermal fuse, am I just checking continuity between the 2 ends?

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Re: Whirlpool dryer doesn't heat
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2012, 07:39:02 AM »
To check the thermal fuse, am I just checking continuity between the 2 ends?

Yes, if you click on the part number of the thermal fuse I posted above there is a video you may find helpful.

Let us know what you find or if you have any other questions.