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No heat it starts but the igniter doesnt light the gas

The dryer starts but does ignite the gas it stoped suddenly one day

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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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http://www.fixya.com/support/r3576548-dryer_runs_but_does_not_heat


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4. Gas is introduced into the manifold and you have ignition.

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