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Burner wont light

I have a whirlpool gas dryer. model # lgq9858lg0. the dryer will run but burner wont light. we replaced flat ignighter & thermalcouple. did not fix the problem.

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Re: burner wont light

There is a heat sensor with a little window mounted on the side of the round tube it maybe bad it closes when the ignt glows red

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