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Dryer heats up and then stops heating dryer heats in the begining, then cools off the rest of the cycle.

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    Would this be for one that heats then stops then heats takes 3 hours to dry ?

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Hi .thanks for the question. the problem. is with the coils on the gas valve .replace the 2 coils. should solve your problem thanks the appliance doc.if you dont know how to do this get back to me

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