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Heat Element glows then shuts down---will not ignite gas

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It could be your radiant flame sensor on the burner tube that senses the flame,or it could be bad boost and secondary gas valve coils on the gas valve located inside the unit,a defective high-limit or cycling thermostat on the burner tube,any one or combination of these can cause your symptoms

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