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Where can I light the pilot

There is no heat coming from my dryer.

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You're dryer has an ignitor not a pilot. To check, either pull the lower front panel or pop out the key hole. Start dryer and watch if the ignitor comes on it should shine brightly almost white. If it does'nt light at all(should at least turn red). there could be no voltage to the ignitor.

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