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MAYTAG MDG6200 AWW flame keeps keeping going out

My front loaded Maytag dryer gets a flame and the coil gets red hot but within 30 seconds the flame goes away and the coil does not stay on (red hot). I am wondering what part I need to change? Please help I have THREE KIDS AND A HUSBAND and the clothes are PILING UP. Thank You Very Much.

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Your thermostat is broken.
I think the gas 5 wire or the heat limit
or what i would check first is the fuse on the blower housing which is a thermal fuse. A regulat ohm meter /resistance meter can do the trick. No resistance should be measured or very low on this fuse. If uninfinit restistance this one is broken.
It can also be the limit thermostat . Measure when cold. > low resistance.
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Good luck

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