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My Maytag Altanis Gas Dryer, does not heat for the whole cycle.

My Maytag Altanis Gas Dryer, does not heat up enough to dry clothes. There are times when the when it does heat up, but quickly turns off. I opened the front panel, and looked inside. The heating element works, as that does turn on but looks like my natural gas is not coming out to spark out the heat. I did wiggle some wiring, one in particular. It made a click sound and as I held it, enough gas must came out to blow out gas to inginite the heating element. This wiring had a 2 prong conection that attached to a black ....(cyclinder shape). I do know it was magnetic, and their were 2 of them, but only 1 would click as I wiggled it around. That was tyhe only way, I was able iginite the heat, But I had to hold it just as I was making it click to make to stay ignited. Otherwise, the heating source will light up but won't ignite the gas. It just blows air during it's whole cycle. Is it a thermostat? And if it is, what does it look like?

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