Model #LGR4634JQ2 Whirlpool residential dryer

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Q:

Why won't my Kenmore gas dryer heat or continue to heat long enough to dry?

A:

Based on your symptom the dryer likely has a restricted venting system causing the flame to cycle off before it reaches operating temperature or the solenoid coils are weak.

I recommend removing the little square plastic inspection cover located below the door and watch the burner operation. If you find the glow bar ignitor glowing red and fading off without any burner ignition would indicate weak solenoid coils and both coils should be replaced at the same time. If you find the burner igniting every time the glow bar ignitor glows and then within a few seconds shuts off, check and clean the venting system.

For testing purposes only: Disconnect the vent hose from the back of the dryer and then watch to see how long the burner stays on. Do not leave the vent disconnect after performing this simple test. If the flame stays on long enough to reach an operating temperature of 150 degrees when set on high heat would confirm a venting issue. The normal high heat operating temperature blowing out the back of the exhaust should average 150 degrees.

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
October 28, 2009
Q:

whirlpool dryer will not turn on

A:

Thank you for your question and I understand your concern.

Based on your symptom and details the motor may have locked up or there is friction issue between the belt and belt idler assembly. Open the door and manually rotate the drum in a counter clockwise direction to see if will turn. If it turns, close the door and see if will start. If starts it will likely fail again meaning the motor will likely need to replaced.

If it does not hum or start then it may have open winding in the motor and I suggest calling a service technician to diagnose and repair your dryer.

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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Joey S -
Sears Technician
January 04, 2012