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Gas pilot not lit in dryer.

Dryer gas was not turned back on after repairs to house gas .repairs. How do I light pilot now that everything is connected?

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It has an electronic igniter,Just make sure the gas is turned on the the dryer(at the valve located behind it)and make sure the power cord is plugged in.


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