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Heating on series 70 Kenmore Gas Dryer

I look through the peep hole on the front and the pilot lights but does not stay on for very long. It will glow but the flame does not come on after the first time.

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  • weasel337 Jan 27, 2009

    the heat comes on at least two times but dosn't seem to get hot enofh to dry things less then 5 hours

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Suspect the 2 black coils on gas valve/burner after first heat cycle they will open and not work until cool down

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