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Does not run or heat

Whirlpool gas dryer does not run or heat . CHECKED ELEctrical door switch and start button all good

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Check the high limit cutoff stat and if you see the igtn glow red and a click after the problem is in the gas valve

Posted on Sep 03, 2009

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