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I have cleaned out vents and was getting no orange glow.  Changed out igniter and thermostat.  Now I am getting the orange glow but will not heat up.  Any suggestions please.

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Re: Whirlpool Duet Sport Dryer no heat was getting PF code before no heat
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2011, 02:33:13 PM »
I am sorry this is a gas dryer.  I forgot to mention this.

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Re: Whirlpool Duet Sport Dryer no heat was getting PF code before no heat
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2011, 03:13:49 PM »
Did ya press pause /cancel to clear the code?

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Re: Whirlpool Duet Sport Dryer no heat was getting PF code before no heat
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2011, 04:23:13 PM »
Yes I did the code is no longer there.

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Re: Whirlpool Duet Sport Dryer no heat was getting PF code before no heat
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2011, 06:14:19 PM »
Change them coils
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Re: Whirlpool Duet Sport Dryer no heat was getting PF code before no heat
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2011, 08:38:06 PM »
JW, Is there a way to test the coils? 

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Re: Whirlpool Duet Sport Dryer no heat was getting PF code before no heat
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2011, 08:47:10 PM »
Here is a blog post that will tell you how to test them.

How to Test Dryer Gas Valve Coils

I looked up your model number and here are the coils for your dryer.


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Re: Whirlpool Duet Sport Dryer no heat was getting PF code before no heat
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2011, 08:51:30 PM »
Thank you I will try it.

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Re: Whirlpool Duet Sport Dryer no heat was getting PF code before no heat
« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2011, 09:19:11 PM »
Your welcome, let us know what you find.

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Re: Whirlpool Duet Sport Dryer no heat was getting PF code before no heat
« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2011, 05:09:02 PM »
Ok I have tested the coils and the readings are what it should be.  Any other suggestions?

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Re: Whirlpool Duet Sport Dryer no heat was getting PF code before no heat
« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2011, 05:35:27 PM »
Check #38 Cut-Off Thermostat and #53 Thermal Fuse in the Bulkhead Diagram.

Unplug the wires and put your ohm meter across the leads. If they are good it will be a 0 resistance. If one is bad you will get no reading on your ohm meter.

This video will show you how to test a thermo fuse.

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Re: Whirlpool Duet Sport Dryer no heat was getting PF code before no heat
« Reply #11 on: August 07, 2011, 05:40:06 PM »
The coils change in resistance and fade when old. Making it very hard to diagnose. Change them coils.
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Re: Whirlpool Duet Sport Dryer no heat was getting PF code before no heat
« Reply #12 on: August 07, 2011, 07:10:43 PM »
If he getting the igniter to glow then the thermo and cut out should be good...am I correct guys?

check to see if you are getting power to your coils..when the igniter is glowing
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Re: Whirlpool Duet Sport Dryer no heat was getting PF code before no heat
« Reply #13 on: August 07, 2011, 07:39:40 PM »
If he getting the igniter to glow then the thermo and cut out should be good...am I correct guys?

check to see if you are getting power to your coils..when the igniter is glowing


I believe you are correct, but they are easy enough to check if you have a meter in your hand anyway.

Checking to see if you have power to the coils is a great idea. If you have power to the coils and they don't open the gas valve then replace the coils.

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Re: Whirlpool Duet Sport Dryer no heat was getting PF code before no heat
« Reply #14 on: August 07, 2011, 07:43:14 PM »
After a burn put your hands on them coils. The bad one will tell on itself
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Re: Whirlpool Duet Sport Dryer no heat was getting PF code before no heat
« Reply #15 on: August 07, 2011, 08:41:42 PM »
We have power to the coils and the #38 Cut-Off Thermostat and #53 Thermal Fuse are good.  When running we touched the coils and don't feel anything.

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Re: Whirlpool Duet Sport Dryer no heat was getting PF code before no heat
« Reply #16 on: August 07, 2011, 08:44:29 PM »
We have power to the coils and the #38 Cut-Off Thermostat and #53 Thermal Fuse are good.  When running we touched the coils and don't feel anything.

I would replace the coils then.

I looked up your model number and here are the coils for your dryer.

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Re: Whirlpool Duet Sport Dryer no heat was getting PF code before no heat
« Reply #17 on: August 07, 2011, 10:24:35 PM »
where the coils open?
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Re: Whirlpool Duet Sport Dryer no heat was getting PF code before no heat
« Reply #18 on: August 07, 2011, 10:32:08 PM »
where the coils open?

Good question, what do you think the problem is?

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Re: Whirlpool Duet Sport Dryer no heat was getting PF code before no heat
« Reply #19 on: August 07, 2011, 10:39:23 PM »
How do you know if the coils are open?