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Title: Whirlpool dryer doesn't heat
Post by: albmopar 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?
Title: Re: Whirlpool dryer doesn't heat
Post by: AJ on November 07, 2012, 06:58:11 PM
I would check the thermal fuse first, part # 3392519 (http://www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/Thermal-Fuse/3392519/2986)

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 (http://www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/Dryer-Igniter/279311/3415). 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.
Title: Re: Whirlpool dryer doesn't heat
Post by: bigbuck 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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Title: Re: Whirlpool dryer doesn't heat
Post by: albmopar on November 08, 2012, 07:31:49 AM
To check the thermal fuse, am I just checking continuity between the 2 ends?
Title: Re: Whirlpool dryer doesn't heat
Post by: AJ 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.