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Kenmore Dryer I have a Kenmore dryer model #41790042990, purchased in 2003 at Sears. I have checked al the ducts, they are all clean. I also changed all 4 thermostats with Sears parts. What I noticed is that the machine starts the heat when cold. Then doesn't dry any more. I have to open the door, close it, start it agan, turn the heat button to no heat and turn back to high again. All of this when machine is cold again. Is the gas valve the problem? I hear a tac when I flip the button to no heat and hear again when flip back to heat. Please help me! Thanks, Marco Rigo

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Marco, looks like you covered a venting problem and with the fact that you changed all the thermostats, leads me to believe that your primary and boosting coils are not functioning as they should. This are located on the gas valve. A sure way to tell is by observation. The ignitor will glow, you will hear a click and the flame should start. If it glows, clicks and does not start you can be assured it's probably your coils. Pretty inexpensive to repair. The part numbers are 5303307292 for the secondary coil and 5303307292 for your booster. Make sure to change both.

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