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GAS DRYER IS ONLY HEATING INTERMITTENTLY. TOOK TOP OFF AND

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GAS DRYER IS ONLY HEATING INTERMITTENTLY. TOOK TOP OFF AND HEATING ELEMENT WAS HOT AND BLOWING, BUT WHEN BACK TOGETHER, IT STOPS HEATING. THOUGHT MIGHT BE SENSOR, BUT STILL DOES NOT HEAT EVEN WHEN PUT ON REGULAR TIME DRY. CLEANED THE VENT , SO ITS NOT OBSTRUCTED. ANY SUGGESTIONS?

Hi thanks for the question.

When you first use the dryer does it heat for the first few minutes.

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
YES
Ok I know what the problem is . I need the model # XXXXX I can look at the dryer .And the make please.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
TGDS840PQ. WHIRLPOOL ESTATE GAS DRYER

http://www.repairclinic.com/SSPartDetail.aspx?s=a8i3479&PartID=3479

The problem is with these gas coils. They will only work when the dryer is closed.

They are located on the gas valve at the front of the dryer.

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
THE DRYER IS CLOSED, AND RUNS FINE. JUST STOPS HEATING AND WILL NOT REIGNITE.
I meant to say cold.The reason it wont reignite is because of the gas coils.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
IS IT WORTH REPLACING THESE COILS, OR JUST BUY A NEW DRYER. THIS DRYER IS 3 YRS OLD AND WAS UNDER $400.

The coils are only $ 20.00. To buy .

Its worth it for sure.

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
COILS WORKING. SEEMS LIKE SOME SENSOR, OR SWITCH. WITH DRUM OUT WE HAVE WATCHED IGNITOR SPARK AND LIGHT SEVERAL TIMES, BUT WILL ONLY STAY ON UNTIL HOT THEN SHUT OFF AND NEVER REIGNITE AGAIN.

Your watching this with the drum out.

Does the gas ignite.

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
if we turn it back off and on again, the first time it will, but when the drum was in, after the burner shuts off from initial warmup, then when it tries to reignite after it is cooled, only the glow of the igniter cycles on and off every few minutes, but no fire.

It is the coils thar are bad.

Replace the coils.

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
are you saying to replace the two magnetic coils on top of the gas valve? not the selonoid?

Part 3479

Yes I am .Its the problem.

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