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I have a kitchenaid dryer model kgye665bwho the igniter glows but the gas valve won't open to allow for ignition,,,i have tested things but am stumped,can you please help.

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The following link explains a little theory about glow bar type igniters:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r401858-replacing_oven_igniter_gas_range

Now...I know the link explains how to replace an igniter in a gas range. The theory of operation and the types of igniters are the same, however. Just because your igniter glows, does not mean it is good. Igniters become weak through frequent use and age. Over a period of time, the igniter will not draw the necessary current to open the gas valve. An igniter does not have to be that far out of tolerence on some model burner assemblies to cause a no ignition problem. If you have tested the igniter and it is within the tolerances prescribed in the link I provided for you, I would recommend replacing the gas valve solenoids. There are two of them. If you go to replairclinic.com and type in the model number you provided, the solenoids will be listed as item number 3479. The igniter is listed as item 3415. The parts are not that expensive and are simple to replace. I'm not stating that these components are bad, but these are the more common fail items on a burner assembly and it would be a recommended place for you start. I hope this helps you. Let me know if you have further questions.

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