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I think my pilot light went out, but I need to know how to locate it

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    Barrett Palumbo Jan 03, 2011

    Sorry to read about your issues.
    But you really need to give us the make and model, of your unit. It kinda helps us to help you. and a more detailed explanation, of whats is going on..

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Dryers do NOT use a standing pilot lite ..When the unit is turned on and heat is commanded on the gas valve opens and an igniter lite's the gas , then their is a flame sensor to see the flame from the burning gas if no flame is present it shuts the gas back off.. So if you have a no heat concern with your dryer it will be either the igniter, gas coil's or the flame sensor

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