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Whirlpool LX1550 gas dryer. Not heating. Lights once at beginning and then shuts off. Does not liht again.

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Remove the front panel to get to the gas valve. (Sorry, without a valid model number can't tell how to do it)
Remove the metal bracket holding gas valve coils.
Replace both gas valve coils, part number 279834.

Good luck,
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Posted on Aug 21, 2010

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