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Re: Whirlpool Duet Sport Dryer no heat was getting PF code before no heat
« Reply #20 on: August 07, 2011, 10:43:19 PM »

How do you know if the coils are open?

You said you tested them.

Ok I have tested the coils and the readings are what it should be.  Any other suggestions?

If they were open you would not have got a ohm reading.

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Re: Whirlpool Duet Sport Dryer no heat was getting PF code before no heat
« Reply #21 on: August 07, 2011, 10:54:19 PM »
Will go in the morning and pick up the coils..Will let you know how it goes.  Thank you everyone for your input I really appreciate all the advice for this newbie.

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Re: Whirlpool Duet Sport Dryer no heat was getting PF code before no heat
« Reply #22 on: August 07, 2011, 10:58:25 PM »
You guys think it could be a problem with the ignitor too, even if he can see the ignitor come on could it be week?

Maybe the ignitor is not strong enough to pull the amps it takes to open the gas valve?
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Re: Whirlpool Duet Sport Dryer no heat was getting PF code before no heat
« Reply #23 on: August 08, 2011, 12:00:11 AM »
He installed a new igniter and thermostat....
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Re: Whirlpool Duet Sport Dryer no heat was getting PF code before no heat
« Reply #24 on: August 08, 2011, 09:22:56 AM »
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Maybe the ignitor is not strong enough to pull the amps it takes to open the gas valve?

Amp draw of the ignitor doesn't matter on a dryer.  The ignitor just has to be hot enough to open the flame sensor.

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Re: Whirlpool Duet Sport Dryer no heat was getting PF code before no heat
« Reply #25 on: August 13, 2011, 02:00:59 PM »
Ok we replaced the coils and now the ignitor popped ad no good replaced ignitor and did the same thing.  What is causing the ignitor to do this? I am about ready to take it to the junk yard!!!

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Re: Whirlpool Duet Sport Dryer no heat was getting PF code before no heat
« Reply #26 on: August 13, 2011, 02:42:53 PM »
Them ignitors are fragile. You cannot touch the filement at all or she goes straight out.
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Re: Whirlpool Duet Sport Dryer no heat was getting PF code before no heat
« Reply #27 on: August 13, 2011, 03:13:50 PM »
Do u wear rubber gloves to put the ignitor in, or is there some other way o put the ignitor in without touching the filament? 

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Re: Whirlpool Duet Sport Dryer no heat was getting PF code before no heat
« Reply #28 on: August 13, 2011, 03:50:35 PM »
Just handle the white porcelon base. Don't even breathe on the filement part :D
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Re: Whirlpool Duet Sport Dryer no heat was getting PF code before no heat
« Reply #29 on: August 15, 2011, 05:03:30 PM »
Ok brand new ignitor has been installed.  I have the glow but it is still not getting any flame.

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Re: Whirlpool Duet Sport Dryer no heat was getting PF code before no heat
« Reply #30 on: August 15, 2011, 06:24:11 PM »
Once it glows then the flame sensor kicks off the ignitor the power is then shifted to the solenoids which yank open the gas valve. Is the flame sensor shutting down the ignitor?
If it is and you cannot get a burn then them solenoids is bad or you ain't paid the gas bill.
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