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How do I light the ignite pilot light

I have a 5 yr old elite gas dryer that I just bought - my old dryer had a hole where I could ignite the pilot light - this one doesn't. How do I do it??

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Most new dryers don't actually have pilot lights. They use an electric heater that turns red hot, and ignites the gas at the right time. If your trying to light the pilot light (which probably doesn't exist) because the gas isnt being ignited,,, its possible that the electric igniter needs to be replaced.

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