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This gas dryer ignition coil set comes with two ignition coils: one three terminal Boost/Hold coil, and one two terminal secondary coil. Usually only one of them burns out but you should replace them as a set. Both have to be operational for the gas valve to open.
This part works with the following brands: Whirlpool, Kenmore, Maytag, Roper, KitchenAid, Amana, Magic Chef, Crosley, Speed Queen, Estate, Admiral, Norge, Inglis, Jenn-Air, Hoover, International.
This part works with the following products: Dryer, Washer Dryer Combo, Washer.
This part fixes the following symptoms:
No heat or not enough heat, Takes too long to dry, Shuts off too soon, Timer will not advance, Will not start, Noisy, Will not shut off.
Fix Part Number: FIX334310
To avoid the mistake I made, make sure you pop the small, square white plug towards the bottom left on the front of the dryer. This gives you a view into the heater so you can see if the igniter and other components are working. In our case, the heater would ignite and stay on for 5 minutes and then go out. As noted on this site, 50% of the time it is the gas coils so we tested them and they tested fine cold. However, testing all of the other electrical components and they tested out as well so we purchased the coil kit (again 50%). Following one of the many videos on the site, it was quite simple to get to the coils. Unplug and turn off the gas at the wall. Unscrew the two screws in the lint trap and pop up the lid with small flat screwdriver as there is a catch on each side under the lip in the front. With the top lid up, pull up and out on the front panel, the drum will stay in place but dip as you remove the front panel holding the drum in place. Reach under and to the right to remove the belt around the drum so you can remove the drum. The coils are right in front and are easily removed with a phillips screwdriver to remove the cap holding the coils. The coils are keyed and just slide out and into place. Replace the cap and reverse the steps. However, while you have the dryer apart, it is a good idea to remove all of the extra lint as we also did the same removing the back panel and the lint trap apparatus. We had quite the collection of lint and stuff in the blower that could never be removed without taking this apart so I highly suggest you take a look. It is about 10 phillips screws holding everything in place. With the coils in place, the dryer starts hot and stays hot. Repaired in under an hour and under $25 thanks to this site!
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Best site I have ever used for repairs. First a list of what parts were needed was provided right from the start, no guessing. I followed all of the video's provided for installation instructions and and that was it. Very easy to make repairs and almost rebuilt my dated dryer to like new condition. Appliance was in very good physical condition just needed new components to bring it back. Highly recommend this site to anyone who can turn a wrench.
Took off back panel of dryer and be removed old thermostat and thermal fuse. Replaced with the new one and wired up by transferring one wire at a time. Took apart top and front of dryer to get to coil valve. Replaced with new ones. Repair person would have posted 150 to diagnose and additional 50 per part got all three parts shipped for 50 so did it myself and saved at least 250.
REMOVE LINT FILTER. REMOVE 2 SCREWS ON FILTER HOLDER.REMOVE 2 BOLTS ON TOP OF FRONT AND REMOVE FRONT. REMOVE 2 SCREWS HOLDING COILS IN, AND REPLACE COILS WITH NEW COILS. REVERSE PROJECT. BE SURE YOU REMOVED POWER AND GAS BEFORE STARTING. TURN POWER AND GASON,AND TRY DRYER. PRETTY EASY INSTALLATION. COILS ARE ON LEFT SIDE IN THE FRONT OF MY DRYER, ON GAS VALVE.
I initially thought to replace the heater element, however the website gave me a list of the possible issues, with the probability ratings conveniently listed next to the part numbers. Not knowing exactly which part was needed I decided to replace all three just to be on the safe side. The parts arrived quickly (about five days) and the installation was easy and straightforward. Total cost for this project was about $50 bucks, which sure beats buying a brand new dryer.
Replaced the coils and the fuse. I also cleaned the vent pipe which had a lot of lint in it. I now wish I had cleaned the vent pipe before I ever ordered parts. I might have been fine by just cleaning the lint out of the vent pipe. Anyway the dryer works fantastic now.
I removed the back of the dryer. I used a multi meter to test the thermostat and the thermal fuse. The thermal fuse was bad. I had ordered the thermostat and new style coil. The thermal fuse was obsolete. Not available. I went to my local hardware store that still has appliance parts and purchased the thermal fuse. I replaced the fuse and the dryer started working. I did direct the dryer vent hose a different way to let it vent better and get the heat away from the dryer better. I still installed the thermostat because I had it and it was easy to do.
The coil kit showed the correct numbers and it worked intermittently. However, when replaced everything worked OK. I also replaced the igniter, however, I do not believed it was a problem. However, I left in the new igniter.
I ordered the parts while I was traveling overseas. When I returned, hubby had the dryer working. After a three week absence from home, we had other things we preferred to do than talk about how the dryer repair went.
Did a search for our make & model and came upon your site. Found rather quickly our Whirlpool model. In order to avoid a $75 Service visit + eventual parts to try my hand at it. Read similar posts of not heating but wasn't sure where problem existed so watching the very helpful videos and using the % of what would fix it decided to order the (3) parts. After ordering though I continued to research and saw where the problem probably started by removing the back panel, where lint had accumulated around the thermal fuse so I ordered that too. Once I received all the parts began to re-assemble. The only difficulty was the space for my hands to get those small screws back right away on the Igniter kit but with a little patience made it happen. It indicated you could remove the drum for more access room but thought I may be going a little to far with removing that too with the serpentine belt. Since I put all "new parts" in for under what it would cost for just the service call I felt I came out ahead and basically have a new dryer! Only suggestion is if you do the job yourself expect your wife to say, "If you know so much about this appliance try using it once in awhile"!! I gave it a go and it's kinda fun especially knowing you got it to work again. Thanks, Rick
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