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My dryer turns but doesn't heat.  I see on the internet thhat i may have a bad igniter or a bad thermostat or fuse.   I understand that I should look at the igniter to see if it is glowing.   Can you give me some advice on how to begin this troubleshooting and repair  task?

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The easiest way i can tell you if it is an ignitor problem or a thermal fuse or something else is to turn the timer  to the timed section past 10-20 minutes then slowly turn the time back while the machine is running once you hit the last 5 minutes you should hear a click at the timer and at the gas valve. If you only hear a click at the  timer and not at the gas valve it is probably a thermal fuse and control thermastat. If you hear a loud click at the gas valve it could be a bad ignitor .If you see an orange glow but no heat or intermitant heat the coils on the gas valve may be at fault

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