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I have a three year old Kenmore coin operated gas dryer that operates intermittently. The dryer comes on, the drum rotates and the fan comes on, but the flame fails to ignite so there is no heat during the drying cycle. . It seems to fail most often after it has been used a couple of times so I would relate the intermittent problem to heat. I have had the coil replaced two times and the wiring and connectors checked by a professional repairman. I would guess that the next step would be to replace the igniter, however, the repairman assures me that the igniter is like a light bulb and would only fail completely and could not fail intermittently. Do you have any suggestions?

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Disconnect power to the dryer then bypass the cycling thermostat and the high-limit thermostat by taping the wires together or jumping a wire between them. Pug the dryer in, start it and she what happens next. Either or both of the thermostats are malfunctioning if the burner works fine with the two bypassed. If that is the case, unbypass one of the thermostats to see if the flame goes out. The unbypassed one is the culprit if the flame goes out; otherwise it is the other one that is malfunctioning. Redo the test, if the flame goes out, with the second one unbypassed and first one bypassed.

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