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My gas dryer takes too long to dry

When i turn on the dryer it dries good,but after 60 seconds the heating element turns off

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    THE GAS HEATING ELEMENT TURNS ON AND AFTER 60 SECONS , IT TURNS OFF, AND THEN AFTER 12 SECONDS IT TURNS BACK ON AND SO ON! WHAT COULD BE THE PROBLEM? THANKS!!

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Maybe I'm not understanding the question, but you said it dries good. Does that mean UNTILL the heating element turns off? If this is the case you will want to check the thermistats with an ohm meter. If they are ok replace the two solenoids located on the gas valve. You can go to the parts store first and buy them if you're not sure what they look like.

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