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Gas Dryer only runs burner once after starting, why

When turning on the dryer the ignitor starts and runs for a brief time creating heat inside the drum after that initial burst it does not fire again. I changed the thermal fuse and hi-limit thermostat and it is still doing the same thing. What else could be going on? This is a Maytag Gas Dryer Model mdg2706aww.. Thanks in advance for your help....

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Lets see, you have power to the gas assembly so the fuse is good and the ignitor will fire up. But she won't fire off again. The flame sensor is working because the ignitor is coming on and off. That means the control thermostat is working so everything is working. So what's the problem. Simple.Gas Dryer only runs burner once after starting, wh - 933a1bb.jpg The solenoid coils heat up and quit on these machines with a little age. Very difficult to diagnose unless you know the trick.
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You might check your vent for blockage. Behind the dryer and outside at the vent cap. The outside flapper should open easily when the dryer is running. If not or barely any heat comes thru, it may be clogged. I have to clean mine out every year after it stops drying clothes in one cycle. It's a long vent, so that's half my problem.

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