Model #LGQ8000JQ2 WHIRLPOOL Residential Dryer

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the Heat only works for a few minutes. LGQ8000JQ2 Whirlpool Gas dryer

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Yadira B -
March 27, 2013
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Thank you for your question.  I am sorry you are having a problem with your Whirlpool LGQ8000jq2 gas dryer

Caution:  Before attempting any repair, unplug the dryer from the wall. 

From the description you give there are two main suspects.  The problem is likely caused by the gas coils or gas valve. 

The key to the problem is knowing what the ignitor is doing.  There is a small square plug on the front panel that can be pried out with a screwdrive.  Use this to visually check if the ignitor continues to glow and click off when the dryer stops heating. 

If the ignitor contiues to glow and click off the ignitor and flame sensor are likely okay.  The problem will be with the coils or valve.  When the ignitor clicks off, listen for a hum or buzz from the coils.  If you hear a hum the problem is likely the valve.  If you hear nothing then the coils are likely the problem.

Something else to consider.  The 279834 coil kit is very affordable at about $25 dollars for both coils.  The W10337269  gas valve is a little more expensive at approximatel $110 dollars. 

I hope this helps.  You can reply below with any additional details or questions for further assistance. 

You can also have the problem repaired in your home by a Sears techncian.  Here is the link: Sears Home Services Washer Repair

Thank you for using Manage My Life. 

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Fred M -
Sears Technician
March 27, 2013
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My Whirlpool Clothes Dryer will not heat up? I can not find model type either LQG800JQ2

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Dryer not working correctly can be very concerning especailly when its an appliance we use on a daily base. While you are waiting on an expert to answer your question, I was searching in the Manage My Life website and found a great link on why Dryer won't heat. I have provide the link below. Hope this is helpful!

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Dezeray S -
December 14, 2010
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Based on the model number that you submitted (LQG800JQ2), I suspect that you have a model LGQ8000JQ2 Whirlpool dryer. Based on that model number, here are some troubleshooting tips that may help:

  • Make sure that the gas supply shut-off valve for the dryer is fully open. Check the gas supply provided to the dryer.

  • The wiring diagram for your dryer is shown in the first image below with the heating circuit through the igniter traced in red. A failure of one of the components in this circuit could be causing your problem.

  • I recommend that you remove the observation plug that is on the left side of the front panel under the dryer door. Full the dryer with a medium load of wet laundry. Start the dryer in a heated cycle. Observe the burner assembly through the observation port. See if the igniter is glowing. If the igniter is glowing, then the circuit traced in red is okay. The theory of operation for the burner assembly is shown in the second image. If the igniter glows and then shuts off but the burner does not ignite, you likely have a problem with the gas valve coils.

  • If the burner does ignite on the first attempt but will not ignite on subsequent attempts, then the gas valve coils will need to be replaced in this situation as well.

  • If the gas valve coils need to be replaced, you can order a kit from the Sears PartsDirect website that has both coils (part 279234). Here is a direct link to that part: Valve coil kit . The third image below shows how to open the cabinet to access the coils on the gas valve assembly. Be sure that you unplug the dryer before accessing internal components.

  • If the igniter does not glow in the test described above, then you have a problem with one of the components in the circuit that is traced in red on the wiring diagram below. The thermal fuse is the most suspect component in a heating failure for this type of dryer. I recommend that you check that component first. You can unplug the dryer and remove the back panel to access this fuse. It is located on the blower housing (see 4th image below). Remove one wire and check the resistance through this fuse using a volt/ohm meter. It should measure near zero ohms of resistance if it is good. If it measures Ol (open load or infinite resistance) then the fuse is blown and will need to be replaced. If you don't have a volt/ohm meter, you can pull the wires off of the fuse and tape the ends together with electrical tape. Reassemble the dryer and repeat the test described above to see if the igniter glows and the burner lights. If it does, then replacing the thermal fuse should fix this dryer heating problem. NOTE: Do not continue to run the dryer with the thermal fuse bypassed. It is an important safety component that must be replaced. Also, check the exhaust vent duct system if the thermal fuse was blown. A restriction in the exhaust air flow could have caused the thermal fuse to blow. It will blow shortly after replacing it if the root cause of the original problem is not corrected.

  • If the thermal fuse is okay, you could have a failure in one of the other components in the circuit traced in red (when the igniter is not glowing). You can unplug the dryer and check the continuity through the other components to find the cause of this heating problem.

These tips should help you diagnose and repair this heating problem in your dryer. If you need more assistance, reply with additional details and an update model number.

If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website: Sears Home Services .

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
December 15, 2010
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Here is the 4th image.

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
December 15, 2010
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