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I have a gas dryer that starts with the dryer motor turning on properly and heating. within 2-5 minutes it is intermittent and eventually stops heating and turns off. The dryer continues to turn but does not heat. I have replaced gas line, checked for blockage, and cleaned the lint trap. It tumbles but does not heat continually

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Suspect the two coils on top of valve bad seen it several times after several heat ups they will not pull valve open

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