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    • Part Number: AP3037407
    • MFG Part Number: 3976584
    • Made by: Whirlpool
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My dryer ignites, 15-20 mins of running on high heat, the flame goes out, and air drys. The timer knob doesn't move closer to off position,and when I manually shut dryer off and try to reignite, it glows, but will not ignite again. After a 15 minute wait, I try again and it relights. The timer knob has turned off the dryer one of four times. If not, the dryer runs continuously, with no heat after initial first 15-20 minutes of starting.

Sharon for Model Number lgr5620kq1

ANSWER Hello Sharon. Based on the information you provided, it sounds like the coils 279834 may be bad in the unit and will need to be replaced. 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. Test the coils after running the dryer for about 10 minutes. Here is a link on how to use a multi-meter. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html 

Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com   |   Tuesday, May 22, 2012

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