Flame won't stay lit

Hi I have a Whirlpool LGR4634JQ0. The flame comes on but goes out after 30 seconds or so, maybe a little longer if the dryer has been off for a while. The more I test it the shorter the time it stays on. I have already replaced the coils with no difference. Could it possibly be the flame sensor?

Thanks for your help!

Need A Part Start Here

All parts purchased from AppliancePartsPros.com have 365 day no questions asked return policy. I recommend making your appliance parts purchases from them. Plus AppliancePartsPros.com supports this website, so by supporting them your supporting appliance-repair-it.com, keeping it up and running for your appliance repair needs. Simply type your model number into the search box below to get started on your appliance parts purchase.

Find your part:



You may have a weak operating thermostat but before I replaced the operating thermostat I would first check temperature coming out the back of the dryer with the vent disconnected.

The reason I say this is because it is normal for the flame on stay on for a short time then cycle back on in a minute or so. The dryer should blow out 180-200 degree air out the back of the dryer then stay off until the air gets around 120 degrees. This is a typically dryer cycle.

If the heat coming out the vent is ok but it will not dry clothes check the vent for clogs. If the heat is not ok I would suggest replacing the operating thermostat, which is the thermostat mounted to the air vent. Not the little white thermostat but the other one.

Thank you,

Click here to post comments

Return to Dryer Questions Archives 2010.

Appliance-repair-it.com is a free service but it cost to keep it up and running. Donate to let this website help you next time!

Appliance parts online, right part, best price and fast shipping.