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Gas dryer burner cuts off after a few minutes of use

I have a Whirlpool Elite 2 gas dryer. The burner will light and run for a couple of minutes then cut off. The igniter glows and tries to light but no flame. After a while of tumbling with just air or if you turn it off for a few minutes it will relight. I checked for obstructions in the exhaust vent and cleaned out lint. Still no luck. It will run and heat for a couple of minutes and then the flame will go out. I am running the dryer in the timed cycle with the heat set to high heavy. I am thinking I have a bad solenoid. Any ideas where to go next? Is there an internal flap/damper in the exhaust vent that could be staying closed and causing it to run hot and the burner to shut off? Thanks

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  • angellesappl May 19, 2009

    I replaced the gas solenoid coils and dryer is working fine again.  Thanks for your feedback.



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Your gas solenoid coils are bad. Replacing them will solve your problem.

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