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The flame goes on at first but then turns off and does not come back on, the dryer turns but does not heat up.

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  • jbreyer Jul 27, 2009

    Nothing blocking and the glow bar goes on but then goes out.

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    steve May 11, 2010

    Make certain the exhaust vent is totally clear. No obstructions.Make sure the glow bar ignitor glows brightly. Check these things and report back.

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Replace the gas valve coils.

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