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Gas dryer burner turns on and off every minute. Why does it go o

Burner goes on for 10 seconds, then off for 30, then on for 10, off for 30, etc. Therre seems to be some switch or thermostat telling the burner to shut off. Does it need replacing?

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Flame sensor is dirty or bad and will need cleaning or replaced.



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