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Dryer heating problems

My dryer when first started for the day will fire up and heat and dry. but it seems that after the first or second firing cycle it wont heat anymore. the lighting element still glows put it wont fire up if I turn it off and restart it. But if iI let it sit for maybe1/2 hour it will start again.

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If this is a gas dryer, this is commonly caused by bad gas valve solenoids. Please post back with your make and model so I can verify your configuration and assist you further.

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