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I have a Kenmore series 90 gas dryer that has been converted to propane, model 110.74912200. the burner will light and stay hot for about 3 minutes and then will cycle off and only blow cool air. I have cleaned the vent tube, cleaned the vent itself, replaced the thermal fuse and the cycling thermostat, no change, will start hot then blow cool air. Any help I would sure appreciate it, thank you.

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I would suspect faulty gas valve solenoids. These electrical coils are right above the gas valves and when energized, these solenoids open the valves to permit gas flow. It's recommended that if any are suspected of being faulty that both (all) be replaced at the same time. They will most likely come as a set from the parts supplier. Really sorry for your trouble and I hope this helped. Best wishes.

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