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I pulled the front off of the dryer. Underneath was completely covered in lint. I used an air compressor to blow out the lint and then vacuumed. I started the dryer to observe and noticed that it would light initially for a couple minutes. After that I would see a glow as if it was attempting to ignite but at never ignite. Any idea what the problem could be?

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The igniter was damaged. It needs to be replaced, even though it glows

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    So I took the igniter out and took it to a local Home Appliance store to get a replacement. When I took it in the guy tested the continuity. He told me it was not in need of replacement. I described the issue I was having and he recommended I replace the coils. I purchased them from him, brought them home to install and the dryer has been working perfectly all day.



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mjm_III1,I have the same problem and did what you did (replacing the gas valve solenoid coil). My problem is history.


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Andeb, 90% of the time long dry times are caused by blocked vents. If you are sure that this is not the case there are a couple of things to check. First check the sensor; press the more time button and less time button 4 times until 88 shows in the display.(more time,less time, more time, less time). Open the door and you will hear a beep and a see a code. On the inside just below the vent screen is the moisture sensor. Moisten your finger and lay it across the sensor strips covering both. If you hear a beep, the sensor is good. Sometimes they build up with fabric softner and need to be sanded lightly. Another issue might be the burner coils. Remove the bottom panel and check to see that the burner is igniting and remaining lit. Sometimes these coils become week and will not sustain the flame. I will attach a diagram, look at number 13 and 14 on the picture. These are the coils. back.

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Those are likely possibilities. Also check the wiring for disconnected or burned terminals especially in areas that get hot. The element comes out easily to visually check it for breaks. If that's OK I'd look at the safety thermostat.

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SOURCE: lint fell back into lint trap. how can i get it out? already looked in back.

An appliance store can sell you a brush that is attached to a long wire. It is made specifically for removing lint from dryers. I have seen them at walmart and other places but for sure at an appliance store. Good luck.

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Hi, You will need to change the coils on the top of the gas valve. They are a plug in coil. This is a very common problem. If you need assistance on how to change them or the part#, I can help you. I would need you model#.


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