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Dryer Ignitor turns on then back off with no flames afterwards

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I have a dryer that when I go to turn it on the ingnitor bar lights up then shuts right back off after about 5 seconds. Dryer will not heat. Please help

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    my kitchenAid dryer ignitor turns on then after few minutes turns off while the clothes are still wet.

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The government mandated that gas appliances start using electronic ignighters because pilot lights would keep blowing gas even after they blew out now the way they work is calibrated on how much amps the glow bar draws the rest of the amps go to the safety valve to open it when the glow bar is drawing enough amps to be hot enough to ignite the gas now what this means is even though the glow bar glows it can still not be hot enough to ig night the gas so the safety valves don't get the right amps to the solenoids to open so you could have a weak ignighter or bad solenoids on the safety valves now i would lean toward the solenoids but i would buy both and first replace the solenoids then the ignighter if the solenoids work take the ignighter back

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