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Gsas dryer ignitor won't light

Whirlpool gas dryer model LGQ8611LW0. Just replaced the ignitor. Still will not light? Everything else appears to work. Any ideas?

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HI thanks for your question. the faulty part is a thermal fuse, located at the back. pull dryer out . remove the back panel. clean all lint . clean venting to the outside. thermal fuse is located inside the dryer, on the air duct to the Left a small piece of plastic with 2 blue wires to it. replace this part. thanks the appliance doc. please rate my answer. thanks

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