My old gas dryer turns off its fire after 5 minutes. Repair or replace?
We bought a house with a fairly old gas dryer (Whirlpool LG5701XKW1, circa 1985) . It runs fine for five minutes, then the flame shuts off but the drum keeps turning. Can I repair it or should we just replace it?
I cleaned out 25 years worth of lint from the case, and I put on a new metallic vent hose. (I also went outside and stuck my hand into the vent opening, and then dropped a fistful of damp felt on the ground: ugh.)
I read this
question from 2007, but it focuses on one component -- whereas I haven't identified the culprit, and my wife just wants dry clothes again. :7)
One additional piece of data: when the flame is working, it shoots out under the burner, which is shaped like a spoon or ice cream scoop. However, a little flame laps around the back & base of the scoop. Is this safe, or does it also argue for tossing the thing? (Burner visible somewhere at this