|Item Weight||3.2 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||5.9 x 4.9 x 4.2 inches|
|Item model number||4391996|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
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Whirlpool 4391996 Igniter for Dryer
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Part arrived and worked great. Cheaper than Dey Distributing locally by $22. No brainer with 2-day free prime shipping.
You need two tools: A philips head screw driver and a 1/4" box wrench. You could use a 1/4" socket, but mine didn't seem to like the head of the screw, so I chose the box wrench to avoid rounding off the hex. An open end will work as well.
To test the igniter: Remove the door (two screws and lift the door slightly) using the philips head screw driver and place it somewhere safe. Try not to bend the hinge ends as that complicates reassembly (they have small projections to hold them in after you remove the screws). Put the screws in a plastic bag or tray so they don't fall into some place you can't retrieve them. Then remove the screws on the opposite side of the opening. All you have to do then is pull forward on the front of the top of the cabinet. It will pull forward (spring clips hold it on). Lift it up (it sits on two metal tabs) and put it aside. The guts of the dryer are now exposed.
To test the igniter turn the dryer on and hold the button in that is usually depressed by the door being closed. If the igniter glows red, it's not bad. Something else has gone south - likely the solenoids.
If you determine the igniter is bad, turn off the dryer and UNPLUG IT. You do not want to short / arc anything inside the cabinet or it could blow out some other component - worst one would be the control board which is a few hundred bucks and is NLA new - or light yourself up. So...Read more ›
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Saved a lot of $$ doing the replacement myself. The dryer is like new again.Published 2 months ago by Mont Donk
I purchased this igniter to replace the bad one on my Maytag DG9800. The installation was easy and the part has worked flawlessly for several months now.Published 2 months ago by Adam M.