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Flame will cut off in 30 second

My mytag model is LDG8600AAL, which lately had problem that flame of gas was cut off after 30 second to 60 second. I did replace themal cut off but it won't help, Please advice.

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  • dtardifpa Dec 19, 2008

    My dryer is doing the same thing. Everything looks clean. I ran the diagnostics that came with the machine and received a code indicating that it was the thermistor. I replaced that, but still have the same code and problem.




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Check the loose blower wheel and lint in the filter housing phenom associated with these dryers. The operator coils will get hot and quit and cool down after several hours and work again making it imposible to pinpoint a solution. Replace those coils. $20 bucks.

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