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Whirlpool Model LG5801XK Gas clothes dryer

This unit burner will not light. The igniter comes on & stays on for about 5 seconds & then goes out. The gas valve does not open (it appears) The timer has been replaced & no help, but the first time it was started after the timer replaced the burner did come on for a minute or so. Any help appreciated

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First ck gas to unit, next is ck the coils on the burner valve right, there(i just looked up and this is an older unit) set of coils is about $85, the entire burner valve including coils and new ignitor is about $135.that would be my bet the whole thing but is it worth it putting 135 into the dryer

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