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PartSelect Number PS334180
Manufacturer Part Number 279311
Manufactured by Whirlpool

If your dryer will not heat, takes too long to dry, or does not provide enough heat, you might want to replace your igniter kit. This silicone carbide igniter with ceramic holder kit includes the 3-inch flat igniter, bracket, 4-inch wire leads, and the plug. The kit can replace both round and flat igniters and is used for many gas clothes dryers. Be sure to disconnect the power source from your dryer before you do this repair. The igniter is located within the burner assembly, so you will require tools to complete the repair. You will need a putty knife, a small flat blade screwdriver, a 5/16 nut driver and a 5/16 socket with a ratchet.

This part works with the following brands: Whirlpool, Kenmore, Roper, KitchenAid, Maytag, Estate, Crosley, Inglis, Amana, Admiral, Magic Chef.

This part works with the following products: Dryer, Washer Dryer Combo.

This part fixes the following symptoms:

  • No heat or not enough heat.
  • Will Not Start.
  • Takes too long to dry.

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Question:

Dryer will start fist time when turned on then will not light after in opperation in cycle.

Guy for model number Whirlpool / #GGW9200LW0
Answer:

Hi Guy, Thank you for your inquiry. Where the dryer is shutting off too soon there are a few parts that you will need to check to see if they are causing the problem. You will need to check the internal bias thermostat, the door catch, the electrode sensor, the M series new style coil kit, the radiant flame sensor and the disposable thermal fuse. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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443 of 557 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: TEODY from MILPITAS, CA

No heat. Dryer keeps running but no heat to dry clothes.

Repair was very easy. We are in the internet age so I use it all the time to get info on how to repair any thing in the house including cars. This time it was my dryer. I typed up 'Kitchen Aid dryer has not heat'and pressed searched and PartSelect came up. Typed in the model number and looked up the comments on No Heat. They had pretty cool site that shows videos on how to repair this things too. Came to conlclusion that the THERMAL FUSE was the main problem. Ordered it and as well as the Igniter assy just to make sure and as well as save on the shipping just in case. Ordered on Sunday night and the shipped the next day. It arrived on Tuesday. Unfortunately had a little problem on the shipment. Called PartSelect and they are so awesome they shipped me new parts asap at no extra charge. Awesome Awesome! Parts came in Thursday and first installed the Thermal Fuse and BAAAM! problem solved. Did not need the igniter assembly. Now I have an extra part in storage.
To replace the Thermal fuse.
1. Disconnect Dryer from power outlet. Remove the bolts on the back panel with a 1/4" socket. I used power drill because it is much faster.
2. Locate the Thermal Fuse. Disconnect wires and remove the bolt. Slide it up and pull. Install the new one and reconnect the wires. Replace the panel and plug the dryer.

That solved my problem. It should solve yours too. The whole process was less than five minutes.

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51 of 60 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Igniter Kit
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Karen from Pine Mtn. Club,, CA

No heat to dry clothes

First I took the front of the dryer off then located the igniter. It only required removing two screws, removing old igniter, replacing with new igniter, and replacing the two screws.. While I was replacing the igniter I took the drum out and throughly cleaned the inside. Lucky me, I found 85 cents on the floor of the dryer. I am 65yrs old, married and mother of two.
This was easy to do and sure saved money. I reccommend others try to do repairs for themselves and using PartSelect was less expensive too.

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27 of 34 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Igniter Kit
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Wrench (Adjustable)
Customer: rex from streator, IL

No heat

the ignitor did not glow red checked thermal fuse by exhaust duct. fuse open replaced thermal fuse

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21 of 22 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Igniter Kit
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: valerie from Elasmore, KS

Dryer stoped heating

the problem was not the igniter its was the thermal fuse I broke the igniter during inspection of the problem be careful its a very easy thing to break repairs complete thank you parts select for the quick shipping and low prices

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19 of 23 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Igniter Kit
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
Customer: Russell from Santa Maria, CA

No heat, no ignition in burner

Our dryer would not heat and it seemed that no gas was coming from the regulator. The igniter was working fine but the burner never turned on. To check the problem, i followed the instructions to remove all body panels until I had access to the burner assembly. I dismantled both gas valve coils and tested each one for open or closed circuit using my multi-tester. I found that the three terminal gas valve coil was an open circuit and was not functioning so I ordered a new one from PartSelect and within just a couple days, had the drier back up and functioning. I also replaced the igniter due to a malfunctioning igniter that has been changed by the manufacture. I must say that PartSelect has the fastest shipping I have ever seen. One part I ordered was at my door in less than 24 hours and I only paid standard shipping...un real! OUTSTANDING....5 STAR SERVICE

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9 of 11 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Igniter Kit
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Customer: Tracie from Culver City, CA

Dryer worked but no heat

Initially we thought the problem was the igniter, so we ordered an igniter kit. Installed it but was unsuccessful. We then went on the websight and read further, about 50% of dryers with no heat but working had a problem with the thermal fuse.So we ordered the thermal fuse installed it, which was very easy, and success. Once the problem was diagnosed properly it was fast and easy. Recommend looking at the statistics for specific problem.

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9 of 12 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Igniter Kit
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench (Adjustable)
Customer: michael from eldridge, IA

Dryer would not heat or turn off

removed front of dryer located igniter removed two screws disconnected wires then put new one in also replace thermal fuse and thermostat on back of dryer works great.

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7 of 10 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Igniter Kit
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Sarah from Merrimac, MA

Not heat

For the Ignitor - As involved as taking the dryer completely apart sounded, it was super easy. 1-take out the lint trap and remove the two screws there. 2-Pop open the top with a screw driver and swing the top completely over/back. 3- remove the two screws holding in the front panel and remove the panel. 4- loosen the belt by pushing on the tension roller under the drum on the right and remove the drum (its super light) use the belt as a handle. 5- remove the screw holding in the ignitor and replace it with the new one. Be careful to not touch the new ignitor. Then go backwards putting it back together.

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4 of 4 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 1- 2 hours
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: John M from BROWNS MILLS, NJ

Dryer would not dry clothes no heat

Followed video you give on your web site very use full used putty knife to undo clips holding on the top lifted top unplugged wire for door switch undid two bolts with socket set lifted off front panel of dryer first changed heat sensor 1 screw unclip wire put on new sensor re clip wire bottom part of sensor goes into a slot line up hole on top put screw back and tighten for the igniter kit unplug wire clip remove on screw with socket set have to put new igniter on bracket with new screw included with kit be careful no to bang igniter when replacing it replace it with screw re clip wire replace front of dryer with two bolts replug wire for door switch close top for thermal fuse and thermostat internal- bias remove nine screws on back of dryer take off panel disconnect vent on my gas dryer had to shut off gas supply and undo gas line thermostat internal -bias and thermal fuse are easy to do thermal internal bias has four wires and one screw just replace wires the way they came off replace screw same with thermal fuse two wires one screw just reverse process be sure not to mix up wires replace dryer back with screws hook up gas line check for any leaks turn on gas supply hook up vent and you should be good to go test dryer hope this help someone like others helped me.

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5 of 7 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Igniter Kit
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: anthony from Port Arthur, TX

No heat, would not light because igniter burnt out

Unplug dryer. Remove the front bottom panel of dryer 2 screws, then unplug wire connector to the old igniter then unscrew one screw holding ignitor then wiggle out. Open new igniter wiggle back in place insert screw tighten, (getting this screw back in is a little hard) replug wire connector to new igniter replace front panel with two screws. Plug in dryer and there you go drying clothes again. Wife all happy again.

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9 of 20 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Lynn from Novi, MI

No heat, burner will not lite

Replaced thermal fuse, cycling thermostat, igniter kit and thermostate. Dryer still does not work, still no heat.

Have ordered gas valve solinoids to try next.

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4 of 6 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Igniter Kit
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: More than 2 hours
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Ken from Bixby, OK

No heat

Thermal fuse was blown so I replaced it. Still no heat. Hi-Limit thermostat and Cycling Thermo. had continuity as did flame sensor. Igniter tested 66ohms. I placed a wire jumper across the Hi-Limit and the igniter glowed, solenoids opened and gas came on. I orderd the Hi-Limit and since both "overheating" limiters were defective I decided to order the cycling thermo just in case. The Hi-Limit was received in 2 days but the Cycling Thermo was backordered. In the meantime my wife got antsy so I went ahead and installed the Hi-Limit and put her back in service... ...for one load. I wasn't certain if I had fried the "limiters" again but since they had continuity and I could measure continuity all the way to the Igniter I decided that it HAD to be the cause. I ignored the flame sensor since it never came into play without the igniter glowing... The igniter arrived and measured 56ohms. Hmmm... After installing the problem was solved. Word of advice: If the thermal fuse is blown and even if all else in the circuit SEEMS ok, go ahead and order the Fuse, Hi-Limit and Cycling Thermos, and the Igniter. It will take you about 30 minutes to install and you'll reduce your out-of-service time! Good luck!

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4 of 7 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Igniter Kit
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 1- 2 hours
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
Customer: James from Randsburg, CA

No heat

I had two dryers, one was gas and the other was electric. The electric stopped heating. So I rolled out the gas dryer, but it was setup for natural gas and at this location, I only have propane. So I changed the jets to work with propane, in the process I broke the igniter, so I replaced that and that made the propane one work. Armed with the knowledge from that job, I took the electric dryer apart located the thermostat and replaced that and low and behold I have two working dryers. One for now and one for an emergency. I only have four screws left over!!!! Jim Cooke

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3 of 4 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Igniter Kit
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Wrench set
Customer: William from Canyon Country, CA

The dryer would not heat up

After opening the bottom access panel, I found a lot of lint build up which is very flammable. I took my leaf blower and cleaned it all out. Then I just followed the instructions that came with the part. But be careful as the igniter is fragile. I broke the first one...

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Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Wrench set
Customer: todd from MILFORD, PA

Dryer had no heat at all. This is an older gas dryer.

Cleaned out years of fuzz behind lower access panel and noticed where the igniter sits there is a metal tube about 1 inch in diameter. It had rust on the end and was starting to flake away. Found some helpful hints about how to test the igniter. Very easy, just used an ohmeter. Unplugged the 2 pin wire connector and checked for continuity. 1 lead on 1 pin and the other on the other pin., igniter side not the harness side from the dryer. A good igniter should read less than 5 ohms. I don't know the spec. exacttly, but it should not read open or infinite resistance. My meter read an open circuit. Removed the tube and igniter assembly, mine only 2 small bolts. I found the igniter element cracked. Ordered and installed igniter and tube assembly. This was a very easy install. 20 year old dryer works great and it's better than spending $500.00+ on a new one.

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