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Gas dryer wont heat

Amana alg866saw gas dryer wont heat up. i took the cover off and i can see the glow stick light up several times but it seems like the gas never flows. i left it unpluged for a week and it worked just fine but only once. Any idea what i should replace? Thank you for your help

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  • kat1755 Mar 27, 2009

    My dryer does the same thing except when the gas is suppose to come on there is a sound that comes on then it goes off .

  • Butterflygif Apr 05, 2009

    My dryer does the same thing. It doesnt get warm. I took to front off and I see the gas flame come on then it goes off within 3-4 seconds. Do I need to call someone to replace the gas valve coils is so who would I call to have my dryer fixed. I live in Henderson Nevada.

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Looks like the gas valve coils are failing. This usually begins to happen later in the cycle as the dryer has run for awhile. You will have to have the coils replaced.

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