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    • Part Number: AP3080767
    • MFG Part Number: 3977456
    • Made by: Whirlpool
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Initially my dryer will not start when I push the start button. After numerous attempts it will attempt to start, but cuts off before the drum begins to turn. The flame ignites and shuts off atfer a few seconds.

Marvin for Model Number 11072954100

ANSWER Hi Marvin. The thermal fuse part # 3390719 needs to be closed that is mounted on the blower housing. Then make sure the vent is completely clear and not kinked. Vent cap/hood is working properly. I would use a volt/ohm meter part # TJMA-DM1 to assist. you in your diagnosis. Dryer Gas Coils:Check the coils 279834 and see if they test good. You can test the coils using a multi-meter TJMA-DM1. The two prong coil will read 1,000-1,300 ohms, and the three prong coil will read 1,300-1,400 ohms across prongs 1&2, and 500-600 ohms across prongs 1&3. It may be that the coils are weak and once started then they open and shut down. Thank You. 

Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com   |   Monday, April 09, 2012

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