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Dryer heats up at the start then cools and doesn't dry clothes

When you first load the dryer, it starts up and the flame lights then it cools and never gets the clothes dry.

Lint screen and entire exhaust is clean.

What should I test next?

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Replace the gas coils on the gas valve.

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