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Dry runs and drum rotates but will not dry

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Re: dryer will not dry

Could be several things. first check that the globar heats up, that is the ceramic bar atthe end of the gas valve. if that lights it could be either your gas valve coils (likely) or could be the sensor on the chimney (unlikely) could also be bad thermostats, easily checked. after removing power from dryer, using a meter check for continuity thru the thermostats, if continuity is unbroken thermostat is good

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