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When my mdg 6000bww is turn on heating element glows, flame ignites, then flames goes off within 5 minutes. After waiting approximately 15 to 20 minutes, until it seems to cool down can restart and goes thru the same process again.

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If you are having problems with your gas dryer not heating the most common problem is that the ignitor goes bad. Even though it glows sometimes it is still not working properly.

if you dryer is gas check out this gas no heat tip....

If you have an electric dryer, you can have many different things that can go wrong causing the dryer not to heat.

check out this electric no heat tip...


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here is what the flame sensor looks like oldtech2332_86.jpg
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The parts could be ordered from your local appliance parts store or online at;
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apdepot.com
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