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Hello Mitch;

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


Why did you put in a gas valve. That is the least likely component to fail.


1.) Restricted Air flow - If your unit is plugged up with lint it will shut down.

2.) If you have a blown thermal fuse $10.00, it will shut down.

3.) If you have a bad high temperature limit switch $12.00 you will shut down.

4.) If your igniter glows, it still may be wearing down and does not have enough power to open the gas valve.

Send me your model number and lets fix this together.

Peter 414-306-1362
Glen Burnie, MD

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