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Kenmore 90 series propane gas dryer

My propane had to run out to change fittings on my tank. Now I don't know how to relight or reignite my pilot light on my dryer. I can remove the front panel but then what?

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Hi, You should not have a pilot light, There are electronic ignitors on the dryers. Unless this dryer is 40 years old, just start the dryer and the heat should come on.
If the heat does not work, there must be another issue.
Please let me know if I can help you further.

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