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Dryer does not get hot.

Its a gas GE DLV223GB4WW.

It tumbles clothes and air is coming out of the vent outside.
But clothes are never warm or hot like they used to be and it takes 4-5 cycles for anything to dry.

We have taken it apart.
Cleaned out all the lint.
Made sure all the connections and wires are all still connected and we don't know if we need new parts to fix.
Maybe the thermostat.
We'd hate to buy replacement parts and not have them fix the issue so I thought I would post my problem on here and read through any similar problems to see what to try next.

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Check the following to address this issue-- 1. Gas valve coils Igniter glows, then shuts off without igniting gas - the problem is probably with defective coils (black, located on top of the gas valve). It is recommended to replace all coils (usually two or three) if found defective. Note: Sometimes the whole gas valve may be defective, thus not letting the gas out. However, this problem is not common. 2. Thermal fuse Most dryers have a thermal fuse, which burns out when the dryer overheats, in which case the dryer will either not run at all or stop heating. The fuse is usually located on the vent duct, inside the dryer. A blown fuse will show no continuity when measured with a meter. Before replacing the fuse, make sure the blower wheel is not broken or clogged, and there is nothing blocking the venting. Note: It is recommended by most dryer manufacturers to replace a hi-limit thermostat when replacing a thermal fuse. 3. Igniter Igniter may burn out or break. Replace the igniter if found defective. Note: Igniters are very fragile and break easily. It is recommended to handle the igniter only touching the ceramic part of it (usually white in color). 4. Flame sensor (or radiant heat sensor) Replace the sensor (located near the igniter) if found defective.

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