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Maytag Neptune MDG5500AWW gas dryer ignites, then flame goes out

The dryer flame ignites -- it takes about 40 seconds -- then after the dryer flame starts, it goes out in about 1 minute....what could be wrong?

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The 'radiant sensor/ needs to be replaced. This sensor tells the system that the flame is lit and everything is good. Go to repairclinic.com

http://www.repairclinic.com/SSPartDetail.aspx?s=t-mdg5500aww-%3d%3di2681&PartID=2681

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