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The dryer still operates just not using hot air. my gas service is still on in the rest of the house. it is a kennmore front loader

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It sounds like the thermal fuse is bad.

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Things that could stop a gas dryer from heating:
Glow bar igniter, thermal fuse (not all models), coils on the gas valve, gas valve, thermostats, motor heat switch, timer, selector switch, sensor.
On the back of the dryer near the fan blower housing is a thermal fuse, if this opens up (no continuity) the gas burner often quits but the motor will still run. If the thermal fuse is open/bad, always clean, change, adjust the venting system and vent hood first and clean out the dryer’s air ducts. Sometimes it is a good idea to replace the operating thermostat at the same time.
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  • Outlet wired incorrectly.
    Have a qualified electrician verify that the supply voltage is correct.
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