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Flame on gas dryer comes on but does not stay lit?

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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. Here is a link that should help http://appliancehelponline.com/gdryertroublevideo.html

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One of 3 issues,1st-the high limit or cycling thermostat could be weak and opening 2nd-the radient sensor eye can be bad or dirty,try cleaning first,both of these are on the burner tube side, 3rd-the gas valve boost and secondary coils could be weak and not holding the gas valve open to let the gas flow,these coils are on the gas valve top body

Posted on Jul 14, 2010

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