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Igniter on my gas dryer glows but does not ignite

I have a Kenmore stack laundry center (model 417-99395100).

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If the ignitor is infact getting hot enough the next step is for the coils to open the valve to release the gas. Most of the time the ignitor is not drawing the proper amperage to open the coils. One or more of the following parts would be bad.
ignitor # 5303937186 $50.00 shipped to you.
coil # 5303931775 $40.00 shipped to you
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Posted on Dec 02, 2008

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Hello gdurawa
Welcome to Fixya
My name is Huum,

You said, upon starting my Kenmore gas dryer the igniter glows and the gas ignites, but the gas goes out after 15 or 20 seconds - clothes don't dry.

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Needs to be diagnosed hands on at your location .



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