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Dryer heating problem

Dryer not drying cloths, removed front, ignitor comes on flame ignites then after dryer heats it shuts off. Then ingitor glows again multiple times and occassionally the gas will ignite but not everytime the ignitor glows. Do I have a airflow issue or something else going on?

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  • sportiweber Jul 19, 2008

    when dryer finishs cloths still feel damp

  • help5000 Oct 13, 2008

    how do I correct my air flow?

  • garj4u Nov 16, 2008

    have the same thing happening to my Hotpoint gas dry. igniter lights flame and runs for about 5minutes them flame goes out and seems like it has trouble lighting after that even though igniter still works.

  • ghuffman164 Apr 27, 2009

    electric dryer heats but does not dry the cloths

  • Michael Barringer May 19, 2013

    I checked my airflow, theres no blockage, any other ideas?

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    DV337

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    it stopped heating up. I can't see any flame through the front peephole.
    Could it be the ignitor?

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It sounds like an air flow issue. There is a flame sensor on the side of the flame housing. If the venting is not sucking the flame down the tube it will cycle very quickly and never reach the right temp.

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