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Maytag dryer only heats for short time

My dryer hasn't been running right for some time. Thisis what I have done, I clean all parts from the lint tray all the way to the exhaust exit, all is clear. I replaced the thermostat and the thermal fuse. Now, this is a gas dryer, when the dryer is first turned on, and I took off the front panel to see, the gas will ignite for two cycles, only twice. The igniter will come on after that, however the gas will not iginite and the dryer will not heat up again. Is this dryer shot or is there an easy fix, can you help me?

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If the dryer has a flame for 2 cycles and then nothing it sounds like your gas coils are failing. Replace them and that should solve your problem

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