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My dryer starts with heat and after 10 minutes no heat let sit 10 minutes heat again and so on ./ I have changed the cycling thermostat same problem

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  • Ken Gauthier Oct 30, 2012

    looks like it was the flame sensor

  • Richard Roth
    Richard Roth Oct 30, 2012

    Glad you got it figured out!

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What is the model number of your unit?

Posted on Oct 28, 2012

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SOURCE: dryer runs then stops after short periods (5-10 mins)

THere maybe a thermal limit sensor gone bad. Keeps the dryer from over-heating. Located behind rear panel on most and mounted on the heat tube. Verify with volt/ohm meter if possible

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Note: This is an image of an electric dryer but the thermostat and the thermal cut-off (cut-out) locations are the same.

Disconnect each of the thermostat wires then connect and insulate them properly. Once done, reconnect power and start the dryer. The gas valve solenoid coils are indeed faulty and both need to be replaced if the problem still persists. Click here for the procedure in replacing the solenoid coils.

Gas Valve Solenoid Coils Replacement Procedure

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