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Ignitor comes on, gas lights, runs for 30 seconds then shuts off, drumspins 2-4 min. then repeats again - clothes stay damp regardless of temp. setting used...any ideas ?..thanks

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Hi, If you are having problems with your gas dryer not heatingthe most common problem is that the ignitor goes bad. Even though it glowssometimes 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 differentthings that can go wrong causing the dryer not to heat. check out this electric no heat tip...

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