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Dryer heats randomly..Igniter is working.

MDG5500 gas Dryer heats randomly..Igniter is working and cycling but gas is not released.
Dryer seems to work better when it is cold.
The touchpad sensor light lights intermittantly, but dryer still heats when it is not lit.

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If the igniter is heating but the gas is not being released, it's likely the gas-valve solenoids or "coil." Cost about $25 and relatively easy to replace. They are parts 13 and 14 on this diagram http www searspartsdirect com model part 11092826101 0582 0151200 P0101084...

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Generally operation when cold that worsens with use indicates a component that is failing when hot. Start at the burner with the coils and work your way back to relays on the control. Sounds a lot like a bad coil on the burner. I have seen these do 2 complete loads then fail. Setting over night and cooling off will work again the same way. Intermittent conditions are a real challenge sometimes.
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