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I have an older Maytag D8512 with an electric igniter. When I push the start button, nothing happens. I checked the pilot light and it is off. I used a long matchstick to see if I could start the pilo

I have an older Maytag D8512 with an electric igniter. When I push the start button, nothing happens. I checked the pilot light and it is off. I used a long matchstick to see if I could start the pilot and nothing happens. 1. Do you think my electiric ignition switch is gone? 2. Don't I need to turn the gas on the dryer off somewhere since I can't get is started? 3.How far back do I need to extend the match to light the pilot? 4. Any other things I should try (besides going and buying a new dryer)? Thanks, Linda Austin, TX

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There is no pilot light. electric igniter will glow and pull amps allowing gas valve to open. if you do not see igniter glow it is bad or thermal fuse has blown. look for 120 volts at the igniter when running. if voltage found bad igniter, if no voltage trace back to fuse/stats.this assumes dryer is actually running. if drum not turning could be a number of things. door switch, fuse, etc

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