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Maytag gas dryer runs but does not heat

How do we know if it is a thermostat or igniter. When we first noticed the gas thhe clothes were cold. Now when we tried to see what was wrong there was no gas smell at all with dryer running

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If yo smelled gas then the ignitor may not be working.
First thing to check is the ignitor underneath the drum. (You have to open the panel to see it)  It should glow shortly after the dryer starts, then the flame starts and the ignitor shuts off.  If the ignitor does not glow then the thermostat is bad.  If the ignitor is glowing but the gas does not light then the gas valve coils may have to be replaced.   If the gas ignites but does not stay on either the flame sensor or the coils are at fault.

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Hello I have a GE gas drtier nthat only heats on permanent press what should I check first? Dave

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