Whirlpool gas dryer – no heat

by Samurai Appliance Repair Man on June 4, 2012

in Dryer Repair, Repair Video

Your Name: Gary

Type of Appliance: Dryer

Brand: Whirlpool

Model Number: LG5801 Natural Gas

Your Precious Words:
Thermal Fuse is good.
Has continuity or 0 ohms.
no heat.

Hi Gary,

In any gas dryer, if the thermal fuse has continuity, the problem will be one of these three components:

Gas Valve Coils


Flame Sensor

Let’s step through some tips and tricks for ferreting out which one is the bad actor.

Gas Valve Coils

These often fail intermittently, making diagnosis difficult. To test, watch the burner assembly while the dryer is heating. If the igniter glows for a while and then shuts off without the gas turning on, it usually means one of these coils is bad. Here’s the part link with a 365-day return policy ==> http://www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/Gas-Valve-Solenoid/279834/3479

And here’s how to replace ’em:


Here’s the part link to the ignitor with a 365-day return policy ==> http://www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/Dryer-Igniter/279311/3415

Here’s how to test the ignitor:

And here’s how to replace it:

Flame Sensor

This flame sensor should have continuity at room temperature (no flame). Check for continuity with a multi-meter before replacing. Here’s the part link to the flame sensor with a 365-day return policy ==> http://www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/Flame-Sensor/338906/2681

This video explains how to test the flame sensor:

This video shows how to replace it:

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