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In order to be able to fix your Whirlpool 27 inch dryer you need to learn how to take it apart and how to put it back together again properly. Watch the video below to learn how to do this.
The igniter is used to ignite the gas once the gas valve starts to release the gas. Once the gas is ignited, the igniter is turned off by the flame sensor and it stays off until is needed again to ignite the gas.
The Flame Sensor
The flame sensor is a switch use to turn on and off the igniter as needed. This switch is controlled by heat. When the timer calls for heat the igniter starts to get hot until is red hot. The heat from the igniter close the flame sensor and the gas valve opens to release the gas. When the gas reach the still red hot igniter it get ignited to start the dryer starts drying the clothes.
The Gas Valve Coils
These coils are on top of the gas valve and are used to open and close the gas valve as needed. If one of the coils fails, the gas valve will not open to released the gas.
Thermal Cut Off Thermostat
This thermostat is use to open the heating circuit if the dryer has an obstruction to the airflow to the outside. Watch the video below to learn how to do this.
Operating Or Cycling Thermostat
This thermostat is use to open and close the circuit to the heating element when the temperature reach preselected temperature. Watch the video below to learn how to do this.
Hi Limit Thermostat
This thermostat is use to open the circuit to the heating element if the airflow coming into the dryer is restricted. Watch the video below to learn how to do this.
Bad timer contacts could be the reason why is the dryer is not producing heat. With time and usage the contacts will burn out and won't be able to close the circuit for the dryer to heat up.
The motor could be running properly but if the contacts of the centrifugal switch are burned out the dryer will not heat up. Watch the video below to learn how to do this.
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