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Dryer turns on. no heat and timer does not advance?

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Sounds like glow bar or photo sensor not working properly. should be access panel to veiw ignition system, if glow bar turns white hot when dryer is started, try to clean face of photo senser and re-start. unplug dryer before cleaning sensor. timer will not start until dryer comes up to temp.

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