Whirlpool Gas Dryer

What's the most common failure in a Whirlpool gas dryer that would cause the drum to rotate but "no heat"?
- failed igniter
- failed gas valve
- thermostats
- thermal fuse
- something else ?
EJ
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Ether Jones wrote:

Hi,
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Coils on the gas valve, bad ignitor, thermal fuse ( if used on your model ) would be most common.
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The ignitor is the easiest culprit to check. Just put the dryer into a heating cycle and check for 120 at the quick-disconnect. If you have 120 drop, but the ignitor isn't glowing, replace it.
All the fuses and stats can be checked as well. Here's the cheater way: pull the wires off and connect them to eachother, bypassing each part. You can only do this temporarily though. Don't operate a dryer with a bypassed star or fuse.
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Thanks much to all who responded.
I was able to walk a friend through it, and in this case it turned out to be the thermal fuse.
He's going to do a thorough check of his vent to make sure it's clear of kinks and lint build-up.
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Ether Jones wrote:

G'day,
Good!!
Thankx for the update :)
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