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Gas dryer initially heats then heating stops

I have a Whirlpool LGB6000K1 Gas dryer that initially heats then heating stops within 30 to 60 seconds and dryer will run for hours with no heat until I shut it off manually. What is causing this problem? Is it the gas valve? I do not think it is the igniter because it initially starts and after it stops heating I can still feel a small amout of heat probably from the igniter.

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