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Roper rgx5634kq2 gas dryer. Starts out lighting like it should. It runs for a minute or two then flame goes out, then after a minute it comes back on. It will do this cycle a few times and then it will not flame up again. The glow is there but no more flame. Coils? Thermal Fuse? I bypassed the heat sensor and that seems to work fine. I'm going to try and bypass the thermal fuse next. Any suggestions? Thanks!

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It's not the thermal fuse,the dryer wouldn't run and the ignitor wouldn't glow.sounds like you have bad gas coils,if the dryer runs for the first 15 to 30 minutes normally and then no more flame the coils are failing,when they are bad they work until they heat up and then nothing,when they cool down they work again,common problem,also you should clean out the dryer once a year ,clean out the duct that the lint filter slides into,if your vent line is long take it off from the back of the dryer and blow it out with a leaf blower,make sure the outside vent is clear first,you can have a fire and then you can pop the thermal fuse,clean it and your clothes will dry on time,let me know what you find

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  • Sal DeAngelo Aug 26, 2010

    part number 279834,you get both coils in the kit.

  • catfishingfr Aug 27, 2010

    One more thing to check off on the "Honey Do" list! I was talking to my buddy tonight and his dryer went bad on him and he got a new one(his drum wore through his door!). I asked him what it was and he said it was a GE gas dryer. He already had it apart so I asked if it had the 2 coils and sure enough it did so I went over and snagged his coils off his old dryer and they were the same. I put them on tonight and the first load is almost done drying and it works like a charm again lighting up every cycle. I'm gonna order up a new set just to have on hand if these ever go bad. I appreciate the help very much! Got the wife off my **** so now I can take our twin boys fishing this weekend!
    Thanks again,

  • Sal DeAngelo Aug 27, 2010

    glad i could help,if you need help with anything else let me know.i work on appliances and i come on here to see if i can help anybody out


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