Model #LGR5620KQ1 WHIRLPOOL Residential Dryer

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Q:

how come dryer does not get hot LGR5620KQ1 Whirlpool Gas dryer

A:

Thank you for your question and I understand your concern.

There are several components connected between the timer and the gas controls which could fail and prevent the dryer from heating. The first thing to check is to see if the glow bar igniter is glowing red or not. On the front panel below the door is small square plastic inspection cover. Pry the cover off and then start the dryer and watch to see if the glow bar igniter is glowing or not. Give it a 20 seconds to see if glows. If it does not glow, the first component to check is the thermal fuse. The thermal fuse is located at the back of the dryer. You will have to disconnect the vent hose, power cord and then the remove the screws securing the rear panel.  NOTE: Disconnect the power cord from the power source before removing the rear panel. Remove the panel and you will see the blower wheel housing. The thermal fuse (key#59) as shown in the last image below will have two (2) blue wires connected to it. Remove the two blue wires and then the thermal fuse can be tested for continuity with an Ohm meter. If it does not measure continuity, replace the thermal fuse. If the thermal fuse measure continuity, then next component to check is the glow bar igniter. It can be disconnected and tested for continuity.

 Check the things I have covered here and if I may be of further assistance as more details become available, please reply to this post.

 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.

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
October 16, 2013
Q:

how come dryer does not get hot LGR5620KQ1 Whirlpool Gas dryer

A:

Thank you for your question and I understand your concern.

There are several components connected between the timer and the gas controls which could fail and prevent the dryer from heating. The first thing to check is to see if the glow bar igniter is glowing red or not. On the front panel below the door is small square plastic inspection cover. Pry the cover off and then start the dryer and watch to see if the glow bar igniter is glowing or not. Give it a 20 seconds to see if glows. If it does not glow, the first component to check is the thermal fuse. The thermal fuse is located at the back of the dryer. You will have to disconnect the vent hose, power cord and then the remove the screws securing the rear panel.  NOTE: Disconnect the power cord from the power source before removing the rear panel. Remove the panel and you will see the blower wheel housing. The thermal fuse (key#59) as shown in the last image below will have two (2) blue wires connected to it. Remove the two blue wires and then the thermal fuse can be tested for continuity with an Ohm meter. If it does not measure continuity, replace the thermal fuse. If the thermal fuse measure continuity, then next component to check is the glow bar igniter. It can be disconnected and tested for continuity.

 Check the things I have covered here and if I may be of further assistance as more details become available, please reply to this post.

 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.

 

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
October 16, 2013
Q:

Why doesn't the timer on my Whirlpool dryer model LGR5620KQ1 advance in the automatic cycle?

A:


The way your dryer is wired the timer motor won't run in the automatic cycle while the burner is on. When the clothes are wet the burner stays on for long periods and during that time the timer is stalled. The timer motor gets power from the orange wire that connects with a red and blue wire near the thermal fuse. There might be a problem in the orange wire somewhere.

When you put in dry clothes for fluffing the burner doesn't stay on long so the timer motor runs more. It wouldn't get hot enough to trip the high limit thermostat.

If you have a restriction in the venting it will cause the high limit thermostat to open and this will keep the burner off for long periods. I suspect you have a combination of these two problems. If you disconnect the vent put your hand into the pipe coming out of the dryer and see how much lint has built up in the blower housing.

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expert -
Sears Technician
February 07, 2008

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