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Hey Great one,

Won't get no lovin till I make the dryer dry hot.  Runs fine, no heat. Just throw clothes around like midwest tornado.  Paid gas bill so that is not a problem.

No front panel below door , can't figure out how to access heating components from the back.  Neighbor say tip it upside down go in from bottom.  I never like going in on the bottom:yikes:

What to do great SaMurai ?  I hate taking clothes to laundramat to dry.  $4.00 Gas say cheaper to do job at home. 

Is it cheaper to get new wife?



Pleeeez Help Me.

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Direct from the Samurai Vault - here is how you get in (scroll down to Whilrpool), and here is how to check it out.

Also check out the thermal fuse (most likely problem) accessed from the back by removing the panel.



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Samurai see my back side :)

Where is my thermal fuse great one?

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Petz2 wrote: Is it cheaper to get new wife?
probably not...  (any pictures)?  :groucho:

 

does the "glow bar" ignitor get red ?

LGR8857EQ0 Wiring Diagram

check the voltage across the red wires on those (2) things with the red wires on the back vents when running. (should read 0v)


there's a hi-limit thermostat 205F
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thermal fuse 196F (not resetable)
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and a operating thermostat
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Samurai, Must make confession.  I do not know how to check if "glow bar "ignitor is red.  :?  Can't see rice field for the bamboo forest.

Also if you look at picture you may note that thermal fuse may be  missing. Do you see the two prongs with nothing on them?  Call appliance man several years ago for same problem.  He said you really don't need a thermal fuse, just a stupid safety gadget that some liberal limp wristed bureaucrat in Washington DC thought up.  :poison:He removed it without replacing it and dryer works fine up till now.:cool:

Are you mad at me Samurai for endangering life of my family ?:X

Took my multitester and touched connections where red wires hook up to thermostat and got no reading.  Put prongs in AC socket and multitester is working.

Help me get back in the good graces of my family so they have dry clothes again.

Hookers keep hitting on me at the laundrmat.

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the voltage across the red wires on the left-hand chute should be zero (it's a hi-limit switch)

check the voltage across the red wires on the right-hand chute (should be 0v)

 

also check the voltage on each of the red wires to neutral (or a good ground)

should be 120v when the timer is on


glow ignitor # 65 is near the gas valve (lower left corner)
 

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Samurai,

 

Nearly blew my &^%$$$% house up !  First i test operating themostat red wire of lead to red wire black lead  to neutral purple wire get 120 no problem feelining really good.

 

Then I touch red lead of multitester to high limit red to and black lead purple wire at bottom left big ass explosion,  timer stop clicking, now washer not work.

 

Grass hopper hopping all ove rthe place.  Red lead of multitester showing signs of melting and all black.

 

When you say lower left you mean facing front or back. 

 

What the hell ?

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purple wires aren't neutral....

but shouldn't matter... if your volt meter is set to volts it can't hurt anything, nor spark or melt anything,

unless your meter was set to amps or your red lead touched the ground (chassis) at the same time it was on the terminal  :spaz:


also check fuse/breaker box

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Ok so i'm a moron, we can both agree on thaT.  mETER SET TO 150 ac v  rESET FUSE BOX AND WASHER DRYER sorry seem to work now.

 

What about thermal fuse.

 

 

What to do now?

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across each thermal fuse or hi-limit swicth should read 0v

voltage to neutral (or ground)  should read 120v (when timer is on)



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What should I use as ground or neutral?

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nuetral wires are white, or use those handy little screws that get in the way when trying to measure voltage.



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Samurai do not laugh at little grasshoper.

 

Ok, I plug in dryer engage timer, touch red lead to red wire of operating thermostat, black lead to screw on back and get good juice.  If I unplug dryer and repeat no juice.

 

Samurai, afraid to touch red lead to red wire of high limit thermostat because of what happened last time.  Big spark scare %$#@ out of me.

 

Hey I look in back of gas lead into dryer and see a red glow when dryer running blow big wind in my face, but then it faded out.

 

Tell me what to do now

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using voltmeter shouldn't cause any problems unless you touched the metal case/screws at the same time when touching red lead to terminals.

if the ignitor glows red, then don't have to check voltages anymore.

when ignitor glows red, the flame never appears ?

you could check the resistance across each coil with the power disconnected and the coils disconnected


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they mount on the gas valve





 

 

 


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I rechecked and could not see glow this time.  Should glow be constant on ?  Looking though small hole on back to see glow.

There are plastic covers over the red leads that connect to the high limit thermostat and they do not want to come off.  Can't remove leads from hi limit thermostat.

 

?????????????????????????????????

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If there was a glow, there's no need to check the voltages at this time...

Glow should be on at the begining of each "flame on" cycle.

 

I have to run to the store, be back soon...

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OK Grasshopper grow big balls and try high limit red leads one more time.  Got me good juice needle jump up high.

 

I can see red glow inside when I turn it on and it stay on for ten seconds then fade away.

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check resistance of gas valve coils when disconnected

compare to readings in wiring sheet..

gotta go be back soon..

 

 



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How do I get access to the gas valve coils to test them?

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Ok, sounds like either the gas has been turned off to the dryer, you have bad coils on top of the gas valve or you have a bad gas valve itself....if you are sure you have gas to the valve I would try changing the coils first, these are hard to test as they are electro/magnetic parts and do not test easily...but you can try.....do not go "Poof " again however...  ;)



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