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Drum rotates but does not give off heat

Its a kenmore dryer 5957, the drum rotate, no problem starting dryer... but there is no heat. Cleaned vent, attempted to light pilot did not light, I turned off the gas valve disconnected hose line going into the dryer and then slowly reopened the gas shut off valve, the gas is flowing into the dryer... so now i am stuck. what is my next step in this process?

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If the pilot will not light then there is an obstruction between the gas line and the pilot. Most times there is a particle that sticks in the pilot. The pilot needs to be disassembled to clear the blockage.

Usually the the pilot is a simple construction and one of the parts has a tiny hole that easily gets clogged. Obviously this needs cleaned.

If the problem persists, the must be a problem further up. check any elements in between. You could try to blow air through the system with various parts disconnected to identify the obstruction.

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