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Dryer spins, no ignition or heat. Both gas valve solenoids replaced. No igniter glow

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It could be several things. Radiat heat sensor, thermal fuse or safety fuse. Here is a link that should help troubleshooting the faulty part Troubleshooting a gas dryer

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Check the following:
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  2. Igniter. The igniter glows bright orange when working. If it burns out, the dryer tumbles but there's no heat because the gas can't ignite. Replace the igniter and the bracket holding it. It is inside the dryer housing, near the bottom front, usually in a cone-shaped metal tube. It's about 2 inches long and mounted to the far end of the burner tube, withtwo wires attached to it.
  3. Gas valve solenoid coils. If the igniter glows bright orange then shuts off without igniting the gas, there's a defective solenoid coil om the gas valve . It is a black electrical coil mounted on the top of the gas valves. When it is energized, a clicking sound can be heard and it opens the gas valves allowing gas to flow and be ignited. If defective, the gas valves cannot open not allowing the gas to be ignited and heat up the dryer. If that is the case, replace the solenoid coils.
  4. Thermal fuse. Mounted to the exhaust duct inside the back cover panel about an inch long. It is usually embedded in black resin and mounted in a white plastic housing. If the fuse has blown, it has no continuity. Your dryer either just stops heating, or it doesn't work at all. If it is the case then replacing it is the only viable solution since it cannot be reset.

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