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I have a commercial gas dryer model #mdg16fdaww. when you turn it on it everything works fine, but after 15 seconds the gas and the igniter cut out but it keeps spinning. is it a sensor?

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It is either the "high limit thermostat" or the "flame sensor". Check the thermostat for continuity with a multimeter to see if it is good. Here is a link to the thermostat in case you need it. Here is the link to the flame sensor in case you need that.

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