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Gas Dryer The glow stick, Glows, but it seems like the gas isn't getting to it, or won't ignite??......can you help?

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There is a flame sensor that senses when the ignitor is hot enough to light the gas. If the flame sensor is bad the gas valve won't open. It also might be the valve itself. There are 2 coils that must open for the gas to get through the valve. If one of the coils is bad the valve won't open.

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