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Gas dryer won't light. Ignitor glows red and I can smell the gas, but no ignition. New coils didn't fix problem. Any ideas what to try next? Hamper full and wallet empty- please help!

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Is your inducer fan coming on first? I know on a gas heat pump yu will hear the fan/inducer turn on for a few seconds, then the igniter will lite, then yu will hear it fire up, this is a safety feature sequence, no gas movement thru system, no ignition, also check the exhaust pipes for holes or cracks

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Flash, did you check the thermal fuse in the back? On a gas dryer the drum will still turn if it's blown. check out the picture and post back.

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90% of all gas dryers lighting intermittently is resolved with new coil packs on the gas valve. The coils are replacable fairly easily and inexpensive.

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The machine will check all safety features first. check the overlimit by the burner. It may have a reset. If not, turn power off and check continuity (ohms). Good luck.

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You have a bad flame sensor. Replace it.

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check the thermal fuse in the dryer vent duct to be open,then if not the flame eye" radiant sensor" or the high-limit thermostat both on the burner tube if the sensor doesn't see(sense) a flame the gas valve will stay shut,then check the gas valve coils,both the BOOST and SECONDARY coil valves on the gas valve body as these can open up and not gas into the burner

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