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When starting the gas dryer, the ignitor glows for a few seconds then goes off without the gas turning on. previous to this I would have to reset the switch on the high limit temperature sensor. I replace the sensor with a new one but it didn't help.

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  • Alan Clark Nov 13, 2010

    I did as was suggested and changed the ignitor - this didn't make a change. The new ignitor glows like the previous one for a number of seconds and goings off without any gas being turned on.

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Hi,
If the high limit was tripping then the thermostat was also bad....that is why it was getting too hot and tripping the high limit. When replacing one the other should always be replaced also...

So, in your case I would replace the thermostat and then also maybe replace the ignitor...they can glow and still be bad sometimes....

checkout this gas no heat tip....

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