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Offline REDDOGS

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Re: WHIRLPOOL DUET STEAM GAS DRYER
« Reply #20 on: September 21, 2014, 02:31:29 PM »

The machine runs as ive previously posted, igniter glows flames kicks on and burns less then ten seconds then kicks off (flame) within a minute the igniter starts again, flame ignites and does the same .

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Re: WHIRLPOOL DUET STEAM GAS DRYER
« Reply #21 on: September 21, 2014, 02:48:03 PM »
Ok, that's not your valve. I would be looking for poor air flow causing a lazy flame which causes the flame to lap onto your safety t-stat and cut off the flame prematurely. Have you jumped your safety t-stat yet to test?  Your flame should pull back into the burner cone most like a torch. Should not be lazy with no force to it

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Re: WHIRLPOOL DUET STEAM GAS DRYER
« Reply #22 on: September 21, 2014, 02:54:25 PM »
jumping your safety t-stat ONLY FOR TESTING PURPOSES

Have no idea on how to do such, can you walk me through this one ?

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Re: WHIRLPOOL DUET STEAM GAS DRYER
« Reply #23 on: September 21, 2014, 03:03:35 PM »
On top of your heater come, you should have two quarter sized disk like thermostats, each with two wires going to them. Larger of the two should have a red and a black wire on it. Jumping means to put the two together. Do this just for testing DO NOT LEAVE jumped for running a load. (Check your messages)

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Re: WHIRLPOOL DUET STEAM GAS DRYER
« Reply #24 on: September 21, 2014, 03:06:28 PM »
If  the coils tested within limits why replace?   

Because they often test fine with a meter, but still fail during operation.

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Re: WHIRLPOOL DUET STEAM GAS DRYER
« Reply #25 on: September 21, 2014, 03:11:15 PM »
OK THANK YOU-

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Re: WHIRLPOOL DUET STEAM GAS DRYER
« Reply #26 on: September 21, 2014, 07:55:46 PM »
Ok so I put the blower motor cover back on as you suggested and It def improved the flame. The flame even ran longer. So, then I reattached the vent hose and ran again. The flame once again ran longer - maybe 2-3 minutes. After the flame went out this time , the igniter started up but the flame would not ignite. I even cleared (shut down) and restarted dryer , same thing the igniter starts up but no flame. After all this I gave it some time -like one hour, tried it all once again and the flame now ignited. Someone else posted the coils may test good but be bad and I think you had mentioned that the coils could have a crack in wire and when they are cold they function - when they get warmer the crack expands apart and then they don't function. (do they get warm or hot?) 

With this being said - does it appear to be the coils - gas valve ?????

thanks again

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Re: WHIRLPOOL DUET STEAM GAS DRYER
« Reply #27 on: September 21, 2014, 08:13:07 PM »
Change coils

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Re: WHIRLPOOL DUET STEAM GAS DRYER
« Reply #28 on: September 22, 2014, 10:46:35 PM »
 I Concure.  I would change the coils.

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Re: WHIRLPOOL DUET STEAM GAS DRYER
« Reply #29 on: September 25, 2014, 08:02:14 PM »
OK SO COILS CAME IN TODAY-QUICK REPLACE AND GUESS WHAT?   SAME OL SAME OL!! FLAME ON THEN OFF- ANY THOTS OTHER THAN THE BOARD???

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Re: WHIRLPOOL DUET STEAM GAS DRYER
« Reply #30 on: September 25, 2014, 09:18:50 PM »
Vent

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Re: WHIRLPOOL DUET STEAM GAS DRYER
« Reply #31 on: September 26, 2014, 08:38:27 AM »
Its possible that you have a weak flame-Sensor.Put Wet clothes in Dryer also when testing.Also remove dryer from vent double check vent.
 
http://www.appliancepartspros.com/whirlpool-flame-sensor-338906-ap2910747.html
   
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Re: WHIRLPOOL DUET STEAM GAS DRYER
« Reply #32 on: September 27, 2014, 07:19:01 AM »
THANK YOU- EVERYONE- SOLVED PROBLEM- WET CLOTHES- NEED BE IN MACHINE- EXPERIENCED HELPED SOLVE FOR SURE..


THANX AGAIN EVERYONE   

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Re: WHIRLPOOL DUET STEAM GAS DRYER
« Reply #33 on: September 27, 2014, 08:30:28 AM »
Ok so I put the blower motor cover back on as you suggested and It def improved the flame. The flame even ran longer. So, then I reattached the vent hose and ran again. The flame once again ran longer - maybe 2-3 minutes. After the flame went out this time , the igniter started up but the flame would not ignite. I even cleared (shut down) and restarted dryer , same thing the igniter starts up but no flame. After all this I gave it some time -like one hour, tried it all once again and the flame now ignited. Someone else posted the coils may test good but be bad and I think you had mentioned that the coils could have a crack in wire and when they are cold they function - when they get warmer the crack expands apart and then they don't function. (do they get warm or hot?) 

With this being said - does it appear to be the coils - gas valve ?????

thanks again
Your coils where bad too as suggested.   Hope you know that.

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Re: WHIRLPOOL DUET STEAM GAS DRYER
« Reply #34 on: September 27, 2014, 08:54:38 AM »
I GUESS SO- JUST DIFFICULT TO DX WITH THE COILS TESTING GOOD- THANKS AGAIN FOR ALL THE HELP

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Re: WHIRLPOOL DUET STEAM GAS DRYER
« Reply #35 on: September 27, 2014, 07:09:46 PM »
Glad it's fixed!