Model #WGD5510VQ1 WHIRLPOOL Residential Dryer

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Whrilpool gas dryer won't heat.

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I think we all know just how fast the clothes can pile up around the holidays. I'm real sorry to hear that you are having some difficulties with your Whirlpool Gas Dryer. I did some research for you at Managemylife and found an expert answer to a similar question that may help until your expert can respond to your specific question. The link is attached below. If you do decide to schedule service and have a qualified technician help you, I have also attached a link to Searshomeservices. I hope these links provided assist you.

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James -
December 23, 2011
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Thank you for your question and I understand your concern.

If the igniter is glowing then every thing in the circuit is good and it likely a gas valve issue providing the gas supply is making it all the way to the gas valve.

If the igniter is glowing and then it fades back off without burner ignition indicates faulty solenoid coils or the gas supply is not turned on. It could have a stuck plunger under the solenoid coils which can't be lifted by the solenoid coils in order to open the gas valve. Gas valve can go bad. Remove the two solenoid coils and see if there is small sleeve covering the plungers. If the sleeve comes off, gently pull upwards on the plunger about a 1/4 inch to free it up and to see if one of the two is stuck. Re-install the two solenoid coils and then see if it will light.

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
December 23, 2011
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Remove the two solenoid coils? and then what?

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Darryl -
December 23, 2011
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Sorry OK the sentence was incomplete until refreshed. I will go try it.

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Darryl -
December 23, 2011
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I pulled them both they didn't move. I noticed they are not flush with the top bracket about 1/4 inch down. I then started the dyer and It worked for ten seconds something it wasn't doing earlier today. When it was cold yesterday it worked for about twenty minutes. When it stopped I tested all the sensors and they were all good.

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Darryl -
December 23, 2011
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Darryl; It sounds like the plunger(s) are sticking and not sliding/pulling up by the solenoid coils. Based on your reply and symptom it sounds like it needs a new gas valve.

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
December 23, 2011
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Is there a way I can double check or cross reference or do any test to confirm its the gas valve? I have been thinking that for days but would like to be wrong. Thanks

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Darryl -
December 23, 2011
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Darryl; There is no way to check the gas valve other than the solenoid coils. If the solenoid coils engergize they should cause the two plungers inside the gas valve to lift up and open gas.

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
December 23, 2011
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Just for information. Do the plungers come up flush to the brackets? What's the part number for the gas valve and do I have to buy the whole assembly? Model # WGD5510VQ1

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Darryl -
December 23, 2011
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Darryl; the gas valve assembly is part #8318277 and the plungers are not going to come up flush. The plungers are going to be shorter than the height of the solenoid coils or brackets.

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
December 23, 2011
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