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Igniter only glows on permanent press cycle and not timed cycles

The glow bar on my dryer only seems to energized through the permanent press cycle and not on the regular timed cycles. Lately it only ocassionally works on permanent press. It seems like it works fine as long as the glow bar is energized, but what ever sends the signal to energize the glow bar is intermitent. Anybody know what part I need to replace? The dryer is a Hotpoint gas model # DLL1550RAL

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I unplugged the ignitor and put the leads from my multi meter into the plug to monitor the signal to the ingnitor. I got 120 volts only when I turned the timer switch counter clockwise or to the permanent press cycle. When I turned the switch clockwise or to the timed cycle I wouldn't get the voltage to the ignitor. While in the timed cycle, I turned the switch counter clockwise and as I started counter clockwise pressure on the switch knob I got 120 volts to the ignitor. There is a little play in the switch and when taking up the play in the counter clockwise direction the switch would engize the ignitor. The timer switch is bad.

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