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Maytag dg313 series 7 dryer will not light

First issue was ingiter would not glow - replaced defective timer and igniter began glowing, but will not light. have replaced both gas valve coils - same issue. I checked a working DG313 and notice after igniter glows, I get a distinct "click" and then the gas valve lights the burner. I never get a " click on the non-workinh unit - any suggestions on what to check next Thanks, John

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    john nassios Nov 30, 2013

    What Maytag repair part would be the equivalent of a thermocouple? I do not see that name on any parts list..

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Thermocouple. The igniter heats the thermocouple to turn on the gas valve and fire the burner.

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SOURCE: kenmore gas dryer 80series model 110.c72852101

90% of all gas dryers lighting intermittently is resolved with new coil packs on the gas valve. The coils are replacable fairly easily and inexpensive.

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change the coil kit your ignitor is glowing

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