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After pulling out the dryer and cleaning up the lint from the back and venting, the dryer wouldn't fire the burner. I found the reset trip switch on the heat exchanger and set it. the dryer poped it again after about half drying the clothes. I just reset it again and it poped pretty much right when I started the dyer. Is this sensor failing?

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  • Tim Nabours Sep 09, 2010

    For what ever the reason I'm getting a few loads dryed before having to reset the switch. I now have since blown out the area with compressed air and am waiting to see if the switch holds. I will most likely order a new one and repalce it. They are not expensive and with all the heat it takes, why not. I will popst again if and when I replace the thermal switch. Thanks, Tim



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You may what to clean the burner, like with a vacuum or compressed air, if not it may be the thermo coupler. hope this helps tim

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