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I have a Whirlpool gas dryer that is a front loader and is around 10 years old. I had to replace the coils once before and did so today thinking that might be the problem because the gas will not light. But with new coils there still is not lighting.

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Check the thermal switches behind back cover, unplug dryer, us a tester and check switches, they could be round around the size of a quarter with two wires connected or could be small 1/4"x 2" long with two wires connected.

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