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Gas will come on and heat for a few minutes and then go out

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You either have bad gas coils if it heats for the first 15 to 30 minutes and then the flame doesn't lite any more or you need to clean out the dryer because there is a blocked vent line or duct stopping the air from moving through the dryer and then to the outside.you need to clean out the duct that the lint filter slides into,vac out the inside of dryer where the motor is and if the vent line is long i use a leaf blower to blow out the vent line.unplug the dryer when ever you're working on it

Posted on Jul 09, 2010

  • Sal DeAngelo Jul 09, 2010

    the gas should come on and shut off,when the heat shuts down the timer advances,then the timer stops and the heat comes back on but if there is a problem check what i told you to do and also you can check the thermostats with a meter to see if they are giving you a problem,good luck

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