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Dryer starts and flame ignites three times, but wont flame up after that. did a lot of research and assumed it was the coils. replaced them and still same issue. so i pulled out the ohm meter and set it to its lowest setting. checked the thermal sensor, high limit thermostat, flame detector, ignitor, valves. all read good. went ahead and replaced the thermal sensor and high limit thermostat anyways. i dont want to dump to much more money into this thing. anyone have an idea? only thing i can think of is a whole new gas assembly but at that point i mine as well buy a new dryer. thanks in advance.

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Hello Brian;

My name is Peter. I am a retired field service appliance technician.


It sounds like you are pretty capable with a multi-meter. Best tool you could have.

Forget a whole new gas assembly. When you Ohm the ignitor what was your readings. If the ignitor, lights, it could be going bad.
An ignitor can light, glow red, and yet be too week to open the gas valve.

The major failure with your dyer is either the ignitor or the temperature thermal fuse. I think the iginator.

Also check the gas valve. Ohm it out. Sometimes, the valve will sick. You need to knock it with a hammer to start. If it starts, repeat this cycle about 8 times to free the valve up.

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