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Need to restart pilot? i turn the dryer on and it makes a sound as if it is running, but nornally i hear a little boom when the gas kicks on, and now it just runs and does not get hot

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If you can open the bottom panel you could see the gas valve. Turn the dryer on and watch the valve. If it glows (ignitor coil glows and turns flame on) and goes out then it is a problem with the valve. If it doesn't glow at all it could be the coil or a blown safety thermo

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