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My kenmore dryer will start and flame will come on. after a few minutes it goes out and after a minute or two lights again. then does this all over again.

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HI, there are two or maybe three gas valve coils that may be defective or malfunctioning. you can confirm by testing the resistance with an ohm meter. replace all coils if one is found to be defective.

If the coils test ok, replace the timer/control

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