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Gas dryer turns but there's NO heat : ( What do I need to replace?

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Remove the front panel. Look for an orange glow when the dryer starts up, if so, the igniter is fine, then it is most likely the solenoids

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Either the igniter or the two solenoids on the safety valve are the most likely culprits

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