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After 12 years, my dryer is not working. Could it be the pilot is just burned out, or do I need to just bite the bullet and buy a new dryer since mine is so old? I don't want to hire a repair person if what I really need is a new unit.

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Good day,
From what you said, it appears you have a gas dryer. If it runs good and all other items appear good, then repairing it is viable.
It has no pilot. It could be an ignitor, gas valve coils, or one of the limit or control thermostats.
12 years isn't that old, since it has no transmission, clutch, basket drive or main tube seals as a washer does. You could fairly say it has reached about half life for a dryer. A very simplex machine.

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