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My dryer is not heating at all. I removed the front panel to check the ignitor but I am not sure where that is?

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  • tagama2 Jan 09, 2009

    Thank you for your help! I was able to fix the dryer and it was easier than I thought. You were very helpful.

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    God bless you

    Tonya

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    Sheldon Scott May 11, 2010

    Could you please tell us the make and model of your dryer?

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Your ignitor is in the burn tube attached to the burner.it has two wires coming off it.if when you start your dryer you then hear two clicks and ignitor not glowing the check voltage at ignitor.if only one click its the thermol fuse.you can put the thermoal fuse wires together to test if its bad.God bless ,tom

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