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Ignitor lights but valve shuts off there for i have no heat frigidaire model fgr2 11cas1

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Your gas valve coils may be weak. They look like 2 black small things on top of the gas valve. But before we assume that, is you venting clear? Does you dryer vent out throught the side of the the house? If so, check the air flow comming out. If there is no air flow or very little are flow i would look into to it to make sure there is no lint build up blocking the air flow. When this happens, the heated air backs up to the dryer and shuts of on limit. But if this checks out ok, then i would look into changing the gas valve coils. But if you do change them, one of them have a metal sleev that goes on the gas valve. CHeck the inside of the old ones and make sure you dont throw that away, if its in there, try to take it out and slip it back on the gas valve. BUt you have to have that metal sleeve so dont forget to check for it..hope this helps

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    Check out your venting. If the dryer vents out the side of the house, go take a lookat it and check for any lint build up. If you see lint build up then clean and try out the dryer again. Make sure you have go air flow comming out. If you dont, then i would look into cleaning the dryer vent from the inside all the way to where it vents out. If you have good airflow, and there is no lint build up, i would look into changing your gas valve coils. They are mounted on top of the gas valve. They are colored black and held on by a late. They may be weak and not holding the gas valve open. If you change them, change them the same way you take them out but one of them have might have a metal sleeve that comes off with them. Check the inside of them to make sure the metal sleeve didnt come off the gas valve shaft where the coils slide onto. You will need that sleeve and must be put back onto the shaft the coil came off from. remember not to forget which one it came off from. Sometimes the sleeve will stay on the shaft but there are times where it comes off with the coil. check the insides before you throw the old ones away. but dont throw that sleeve out. hope this helps


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Most likely your gas valve coils kit. If the ignitor glows but doesn't light a flame.

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