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Running but not firing & heating

I actually have a MDG 6200 but figured they are pretty simple machines so it could be same.

Basically the ignitor fires sometimes and doesn't fire other times.
Most of the time the ignitor gets red hot, and then either fires or doesn't fire and makes a click noise when it doesn't fire.
Sometimes the ignitor doesn't get red hot at all.

Why the heck is it not firing?
The ignitor has no cracks or anything and I replaced it about a year ago and it has worked fine until now.

Seems like there is something telling it not to fire up.

Thanks!

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The problem is the dryer coils are failing. They tend to fail as they heat up. They are inexpensive and easy to replace. There is a video at http://appliancehelponline.com/gdryertroublevideo.html that will walk you thru this.

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