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Whirlpool lgb6000kq1 I took and broke down the whole machine, and vaccum it down, check the continuity in all solonids, thermister, and sight glass/visor, reconnect it, and fire it up, with the top crack open, saw the light/flame, ran it for a few minutes, and open the front door and had the owner stick his hand inside, (Performance Test) and it was hot. Close the machine up, and clean and took my tools and pay and left. Today the owner calls me and said that it is not heating still? What went wrong? I will be on my way there after getting a pair of solonids, which is the other reason that the machine won't hold the gas open? Any suggestions?:

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Check that the vent duct is not partially clogged, reducing airflow. Overtemp sensor will shut the gas down after a period of operation when this condition exists.

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