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Dryer does not heat most of the time

We have a gas dryer model # lgr4634jq1.once we set the dryer to a cycle,the knob does not move through that cycle and the dryer will run continually. the only setting that runs is the timed cycle but it does not heat (the dryer does not heat 90% of the time no matter what cycle it is set to). We checked the lint trap and it is clean. We have replaced the vent hose with hard flex pipe with 2 metal 90 degree hard pipe so there is no possible way that the hose is getting kinked. We vacumed out the exhaust on the back of the dryer. 10% of the time the igniter will light but it is so random that we are not sure what the problem is.

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Change your gas vavle coils..

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