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Dryer turns on and fires but it takes forever .exhaust is not plugged.sometimes igniter glows but flame doesnt light Estate by Whirlpool

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First, are you sure the vent is not clogged? Maybe AT the dryer or just inside? I ask only because that's what it sounds like and is much easier thatn the other options.

Second, assuming the vent is crystal clear, it will more than likely be lint/dust clogging up the burner or perhaps the orifice and diverting the gas away from the igniter. This should be accessible through an access panel at the front if you're lucky, at the back if you're not. Just vacuum it thouroughly and carefully and you should be good to go.

P.S. If you're going to double check the vent/exhaust anyways, why not stick the vacuum inside the dryer at that point, can't hurt, might help.

P.P.S. Though this should be obvious: Turn the gas off before servicing, unplug the power and be gentle.

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If the ignitor does not glow then it or the thermostat is bad. If the ignitor is glowing but the gas does not light then the flame sensor may have to be replaced. If the gas ignites but does not stay on either the flame sensor or the coils are at fault.
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