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Gas dryer tumbles no heat.

I have a whirlpool that wont heat. No lint checked that. Gas going into dryer check. Good voltage in plug check. Plugged in check. When started the dryer tumbles, after 2-3 seconds the igniter glows for 8-10 secs w/o ignighting the gas. I have listened for a click but am unable to hear well enough to tell if it is or is not clicking. What next!?

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I would change out the igniter, When they start failing hey will glow but not draw enough amps to open the gas switch / valve.

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