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Gas igniter glows but sometimes the gas ignites and sometimes it don't

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Hello Friend, Your problem is very simple to fix. You're dryer needs a gas valve coil kit. The valve coils are located on top of valve (two little round black cylinders). It's simple, just remove the two screws from the little metal bracket that holds them down, unplug the wires from them and just lift them straight up off of the valve. Take notice that one has 3 wires and one has 2 wires. Just replace with new coils and plug wires back in and re-fasten metal bracket. Your dryer will run like new. Happy to help, Tim. And please don't forget to give me your rating for my help.

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