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The ignitor glows but seems the gas coils are bad on my Kenmore HE3 dryer that runs but no heat.

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Yes sir, if the ignitor is working, and the burner won't light, then the problem is likely bad gas valve coils. They recommend that if any are suspected of being faulty that they all be changed at the same time. Sorry for your trouble and best wishes.

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