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Amana LGA30AW gas dryer, approx. 9 years old, flame initially comes on, sometimes for 5-10 minutes but doesn't stay on (I've cleaned out exhaust duct and lower compartment where burner is)

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  • sweeneyhoops Jul 18, 2009

    most websites that I've been on have suggested that the coils (solenoid) may be bad. Unfortunately, to access them isn't so easy and I've called a repair person out to the house today. Hopefully, with the information I've gathered, I won't get ripped off!
    Thanks for your help.



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HI, this will occur when the gas valve coils are malfunctioning. The coils are black, located on top of the gas valve. It is recommended to replace all coils (usually two or three) if found defective.

Note: Sometimes the whole gas valve may be defective, thus not letting the gas out. However, this problem is not common.

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goosd luck post some feed back thanks!

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