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Gas dryer - inadequate heat

I have a Maytag DG 303 front loading gas dryer. The igniter glows orange and the burner kicks on, but only for a few seconds then it shuts off. Is this a problem with the thermostat on the dryer or some other problem? This is at my Mom's house and I would like to fix it if I can figure out what is wrong. I have not checked the dryer vent yet.

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Clean out your lint tray and hose. It sounds as if it is stopped up. The gas dryer automatically shuts off to prevent fires or overheating. The thermostat is probably O.K. since it will run for a few seconds each time.Let me know what you find out. Clean the lint trap first.

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Gas valve coils Watch the igniter. Does it glow bright orange, then shut off without igniting the gas? (When the gas ignites there's a large blue flame.) If so, there may be defective coils on the gas valve. Mounted on the top of modern gas valves, there are black electrical coils. The coils, when energized, open the gas valve. If one or more of the coils are defective, the valve doesn't open and the gas cannot ignite. Because it's often difficult to properly test the coils, it's usually best to replace both (all) of them at the same time.

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