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Whirlpool gas dryer heat goes on then off then on again

Whirlpool model LGC66466AWO gas dryer pilot light is off upon starting the dryer. About 15 - 20 seconds later pilot will light and flame goes on. One minute later the flame and pilot go out. The one minute after that pilot goes back on and flame starts again. This is all occuring while drum is spinning.

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  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    Dryer turns on, pilot heats up, flames lights up but only burns for about 10 seconds. Then goes out. What's wrong?

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    Dryer turns on ok. Pilot heats up, and gas flows because flame lights up. Problem is the flame only burns for about 10 seconds. What's wrong?

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    Flame lights, but goes out after 3 seconds

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Should have electronic igniter that light gas after turned on.

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