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Have an LDG 710. Igniter does not work in unit

Have an LDG 710. Igniter works when direct line voltage is applied during a bench test, but will not work in dryer circuit (approx. 128 ohms instead of 400+). Tried to bypass the sensor, to no avail. The three coils were replace in 2006. Suggestions?

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Can only think your not getting volatge to igniter so need to check that route. gas has to be present and is there a pressure switch for gas? checked your thermostats? safety's? heated cycle?

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Sorry to read about your problem, I hope this helps you out.

unless you are knowledgeable, about electric stuff, i suggest you contact a service company.
the way to test is to apply the correct amount of voltage to the device....

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