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Heats up and then no heat again

Dryer only heats up for the first cycle then will not heat up again. Ignition cycles on and off but but i dont get a flame. (Im thinking it's the gas valve solenoids)

If the timer is set on the 'more dry, less dry' cycle, timer will not progress after first flame cycle, I have to manually shut off. On the time cycle, timer will progress and shuts off automatically but of course still no heat after first cycle. (is this related to the first problem?)

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You need a coil kit for the gas valve they will waeken over time and not open when they are energized

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