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Whirlpool 4391996 Igniter for Dryer

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Product Description

Product Description

Maytag Whirlpool Dryer Ignitor 4391996 Replaces the following part numbers: 14211282 3-4970 304970

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Whirlpool 4391996 Igniter for Dryer. Igniter Glow bar. Part number 4391996. Genuine Replacement Part.

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Technical Details
Part Number 4391996
Item Weight3.2 ounces
Product Dimensions5.9 x 4.9 x 4.2 inches
Item model number4391996
Item Package Quantity1
  
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ASINB0053F8CES
Best Sellers Rank #26,173 in Home Improvement (See top 100)
Shipping Weight3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableJuly 29, 2008
  
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The problem was fixed!
brian
This part is easy to install and absolutely fixes a gas dryer that won't ignite.
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Fast ship, exact part and dryer works again.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Nate on November 26, 2012
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This was exactly what I needed. My maytag drier stopped drying. It would spin and everything else worked but no head. Upon visual inspection there was a small "cut" in my existing igniter and it should be continuous. It was also sparking. This part should heat up and glow and then after a few seconds the gas kicks on and all is well. Upon replacing, make sure you DO NOT touch the element itself. Oils from your skin are bad for it and will cause it to burn out early.

Part arrived and worked great. Cheaper than Dey Distributing locally by $22. No brainer with 2-day free prime shipping.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Duke Jackson on July 5, 2012
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Why spend $200 for a repairman to fix your dryer when you can do it yourself for a few bucks? Doing basic research on the net, there were really about two options for why my dryer wasn't heating when on; dead solenoid(s) or broken (cracked) ignitor. I mistakenly bought the solenoids first which proved not to be the issue but instead the ignitor was dead.

Checking the ignitor is beyond simple. And you most likely don't even need a volt meter to check electrical flow. First, disconnect the ignotor at its base (plug/wire harness). Simply remove your ignitor (just loosen the mounting screw, do not fully remove it) and slide it out. Then visually inspect the old ignitor by holding it up to a light and if you see a crack in the unit (it's a looped, single piece of metal), then it's burned out. Another identifier is to look for a white, burn mark which means the ignitor has arced and cracked. This is a normal wear and tear part on every dryer.

Installing this new one is simple and easy. You'll have your dryer fixed in no time and save around $185 doing so.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By nowaybro on June 13, 2013
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Because most commonly replaced parts are "generic", this igniter works on other dryer brands as well. The coil/filament on this igniter is made of a ceramic type material that is extremely brittle and fragile if miss handled. Do not touch the black coil/filament part with you fingers or anything else that cause to get damp, oily, or get debris on it which could cause it to crack once it heats up. Only touch the igniter by the white holder. Do not over-tighten the screw that holds igniter coil, too much screw pressure can crack the coil as well. Simple snug tight will do. Good luck enjoy the satisfaction of fixing your own dryer.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By L. Moerland on February 1, 2012
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My dryer stopped heating and I couldn't afford to have a repairman come out to fix it. This igniter was exactly the piece I needed and was easy to install on my own. It worked like a charm and now my dryer is as good as new!
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Works great. Not a review but might help someone as I was helped reading the notes made by others, so won't go over them here except the point out not the touch the black part of the unit.

My dryer is maytag model DG8000.

1. These do burn out. Some websites suggested these burn out like light bulbs and it's common, others label this a non common occurrence, I checked continuity on everything suspecting something else burnt it out, it was the only thing that went bad. Replaced it now back in business.

2. When this unit goes bad you won't smell any gas as continuity is broken so electricity isn't getting to the solenoids to release any gas. Also I didn't hear any clicking either, again since no electricity was getting to the solenoids. Now my dryer still turned on, tumbled, just wasn't getting heat, so the igniter along with the solenoids complete one circuit to release the gas. After I replaced this part the gas released and about 10 seconds after the glow, which gave out a nice flame.

3. I used a cheap harbor freight free multimeter to check continuity. Another website said to use the lowest ohm setting, which didn't work on mine, I found out another ohm setting did work. Whatever ohm setting that reads greater than 1 when you connect the black and red leads to complete a circuit, thus you have continuity, is what you can use to check your dryer parts. My ohm setting that worked gave a reading of 10.5 when the leads touched, and 1 when not touching. Everything I touched with the leads read greater than 1, except the igniter, which gave a reading of 1 and visual inspection showed a burnout out area.

4. Thanks to repairclinic.com for all their helpful info and tips even though Amazon had it cheaper. Youtube is also very helpful for a visual aid in disassembling and reassembling.
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This igniter was installed on my Maytag dryer. Delivery was quick, instructions were clear, and installation was very easy on my dryer model(MDG9316). Caution: The metal heating element portion of this igniter is extremely brittle and should not be contaminated by body oil from your fingers, in other words; it is fragile and do not touch the element. If you want, you can play with the old one after you are done and see how easily it will break.
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just what it needed
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My dryer stopped providing heat and took a very long time to dry on cool air. I replaced the solenoids and a few thermal sensors, but, no luck. After a few internet searches,the igniter seemed to be the next source as it never appeared to heat (get red hot). I replaced it within a few minutes and it was back to running. I was very, very happy because if the igniter was not the source, I would have bought a new gas dryer. If you take your front of your dryer and run it, if the igniter gets red hot, but, the gas never goes on, it is probably the solenoid valves. If it does not get red hot, it may well be the igniter.
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