Model #LGR4634EQ3 WHIRLPOOL Residential Dryer

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My Whirlpool gas dryer is not heating up. A local parts supplier told me I need to determine if it is the igniter or the heating element.

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Thanks for contacting manage my life about your dryer; sorry you are having a problem, I will be glad to assist you. Your dryer is listed as a gas dryer, meaning that the heat source is gas; because of this there is no heating element to replace. Your dryer will need to be tested to determine the exact cause of its non-heating issue.  Many of the components are inside the cabinet and disassembly is required to access these components. As for running the dryer with it disassembled, I don’t not recommend this unless you are a trained technician or have full knowledge of electrical and mechanical functions. _Always disconnect power supply before servicing the appliance and when testing live voltage be sure to wear proper safety equipment (gloves and eye protection) also be aware of sharp metals on product_If you confident in servicing the dryer , you should first check the burner assembly for power, if there is jot power to the burner assembly then the issue will be in the circuit calling for heat, (thermostats, timer motor )  If there is power then the issue will be in the burner assembly, (igniter, sensor or gas valves) I hope this helps, if you need more help reply with details and I will be happy to respond. If you get to the point where you need to have a service technician diagnose and repair this failure, you can schedule service through this link: Sears Home Services Ron H.

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Ron H -
Sears Technician
October 07, 2013
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dryer wont heat correctly lgr4634eq3

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I understand how frustrating this can be. While you are waiting on an expert to answer your question, I found a great link in the manage my life website. I have attached the link below. Hope this helps!

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Dezeray -
February 13, 2013
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Thank you for your question and I understand your concern.

I assume you are watching the igniter and burner operation through the little inspection hole located below the dryer door. It's not going to be a faulty radiant sensor. If the radiant sensor was to fail open, the igniter would not come on and if was to fail in closed position, the igniter would not shut off not would the gas valve open.

Based on your symptom, it could have weak high limit thermostat which is mounted on the side of the burner box where it channels the heat into the drum. There is also one other component called the operating thermostat which is mounted on the blower wheel housing which could be weak and opening and breaking the circuit to gas valve.

If you have restricted vent system, the high limit will open and break the circuit and shut the burner off. Once it cools and resets, it will complete the circuit again.

For testing purposes only; disconnect the vent hose from the back of the dryer and then place some wet/damp clothes in the dryer and see how long the burner stays on.  Make sure the vent hose is not becoming pinched when the dryer is slid back up against the wall.

You may need to replace the high limit thermostat and the operating thermostat if the burner continues to shut off before reaching the operating temperature. On high heat setting, the exhaust temperature should average around 140-150 degrees.

I hope this is helpful. If I may be of further assistance as more details become available, please reply to this post.

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
February 14, 2013
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Whirlpool dryer shuts off

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Dryer troubleshooting can be confusing. I was able to locate a similar question for this model that may help while you wait for the expert. I attached the link below. If you do decide to schedule a technician to help I attached the link to Sears Home Services below. I hope these links are helpful.

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Barbara H. -
February 19, 2012
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I understand that it is very important to keep you dryer operating properly. It sounds like you have a component that is overheating. This could be the thermal fuse, the thermostat or the internal bias thermostat. In order to find the right part, you will need to test each of them. The thermal fuse and the internal bias thermostat are located on the blower housing, and the thermostat is on the outside of the heater box. You will need an Ohm/Volt meter to do a live voltage test. If you don't feel comfortable doing this, then I would recommend a technician diagnose and repair the dryer. If you need further assistance, please reply to this thread. Thank you for using Manage My Life.

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AnneJ -
Sears Technician
February 21, 2012
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