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Igniter ignites,burns about one min. then heat shuts down. dryer keeps tumbling then hear solinoids click and igniter glows then goes out then comes one then out then on again and finally gas ignites in tube.(all the while solenoids click)takes 3 hr. to dry a load. thanks; rob

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Replace those solinoids this should solve the problem

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Note: It is recommended by most dryer manufacturers to replace a hi-limit thermostat when replacing a thermal fuse.

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