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I have whirlpool dryer that the heat seems to kick on and off it is gas dryer

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The gas dryer has several temperature sensors in the air flow stream .. they normally regulate at the selected drying temperature by turning on and off the gas .. if there is a lack of air flow then they quickly heat up and shut off the gas .. when they cool the gas comes back on ..the dryer likely will cycle on and off fairly fast when its clogged.... so your problem is "lack of air flow" .. that can be caused by the lint screen or its pathways being clogged .. or more likely and harder to see is the vent pipes or pathway to outside .. the flex (or solid) tubing coming out of the dryer should be removed and cleaned or replaced at least a couple times a year .. there are special big round brushes available .. these are mounted on a rope or extension wand .. you can push or pull these thru the vent pipes to clean them .. make sure the outside flapper is not stuck or clogged ..

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If heats for a few minutes then cuts off (heat) , then the 2 coils on the burner valve are probably bad . OR check the vent hose to the outside for good air flow . Sometimes , a dryer is pushed too far back , and it kinks the vent hose . If coils are bad , when dryer cools down , then restarting , cool coils will heat again for a few minutes , then stop heating till they cool off again .

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