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No longer drying the clothes. How can I fix this?

I have a Roper gas dryer, model RGX4634KQ1 and it is not longer drying the cloths, what can I do to fix it?

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Make sure the lint filter is clean and the dryer vent pipe is not clogged all the way to the outlet.
If it is not getting warm the gas igniter/glow plug may need to be replaced.
If the igniter is OK but the flame does not light the gas valve coil may need to be replaced.
If it gets warm and the venting is not clogged, the thermostat or flame sensor may need to be replaced.

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