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The gas burner will not light.

I close the door, push in the start knob and the dryer starts tumbling, but the burner will not ignite. Thank you, Bob

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Hi bob , with the dryer on switch the unit from air dry to 1 of the heating positions ,did you hear a click?If so your problem is with your burner,if not you will have a thermostat/thermal fuse problem.possible burner issues include bad ignitor,ignition sensor .

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