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Kenmore 80 series gas dryer will not heat.

The ignitor has been replaced and is good. I understand that there is a sensor on the exhaust vent that may be the problem? There seem to be a number of sensors in the back...How do you test or is there a more likely one to be bad?

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If the ignitor is coming on the problem is most likely a coil. There are three on the valve a booster coil a holding coil and the main coil. Remove the coils and take to a reputable appliance person to check.

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