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Maytag Gas Dryer won't stay lit

I have a Neptune gas dryer. It will light up, but only stays lit for 5-10 seconds. The dryer is still running and I hear a click sound like it is wanting to light again but doesn't. If I stop the dryer, then push the start button, it will light again for the 5-10 seconds. Any idea what part is malfunctioning?

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Re: Maytag Gas Dryer won't stay lit

Mostly the Booster & Holding Coil, Their part number is 3-06106

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you check all the wirings maybe you have lost contact wirings!

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you check all the wirings maybe you have lost contact wirings!

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