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Several cycles to dry clothes

LG tromm gas dryer. Filter is clean, duct work is clear. It is a long run of duct, cleared as much as possible. Looked inside while running. The glow comes on but gas doesn't ignite. However, it does not happen every time. It will work for a few loads, then back to same problem. Check filter light comes on also.

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Rafbx in looking this complain over I got to thinking. You said the filter is clean. Have you tried running water over the filter to see if it will go thru? If not give that a try. Slow steady stream of water then put the filter under the water. It should go straight thru. If not then wash the filter with some detergent until the water goes straight thru. I have seen this before. Give it a try, you may be suprised.

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