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The dryer runs bt will no longer produce heat, also when I open the door it stops tumbling and restarts tumbling as soon as I close the door?

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The dryer starts with a sound you can hear which is a clicking sound. That will be the ignitor lighting up the burner. If not hear replace the ignitor. If heard clicking the moister sensor can be at fault or the exhaust vent tubing is full of lint. The moister sensor detects lint and will put the heat into check. Also your switch mounted by the door needs replacing. It does not work as it should no longer if the dryer starts up upon closing the door

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