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Pilot is not lit

How to light the pilot light

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  • lww41 Aug 02, 2010

    yes, the dryer got wet in the recent flood here, and the clothes are not drying, and i think its because the pilot light is not lit, would i be correct in assuming that is the case....thanks

  • lww41 Aug 02, 2010

    i'm sorry, but this is a gas dryer (quiet series 100)

  • lww41 Aug 02, 2010

    ok thank you very much

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There is no pilot light to light up for it ignites automaticly. If it is not working you will need a new replacement spark ignitor

Posted on Aug 02, 2010

  • frank thomas wilson
    frank thomas wilson Aug 03, 2010

    replace the spark ignitor since the flood has shorted the old one out.

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