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Ran out of gas, how to restart dryer

We changed propane companies so source was temporarily shut off while tanks were changed. This was done while no one was at home so they could not relight pilot/igniter. How do we restart?

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All new dryers come with electronic ignition sources.
There is no pilot light to be lite on this type of gas dryer.

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