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Burner lights for about 15 seconds then goes out.

What does the Igniter do? Could that be the problem?
Its a Fridgidaire DGISF

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Sounds like flame sensor mounted on burner off chance may be burner coils failing but ck flame sensor first

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Hello gdurawa
Welcome to Fixya
My name is Huum,

You said, upon starting my Kenmore gas dryer the igniter glows and the gas ignites, but the gas goes out after 15 or 20 seconds - clothes don't dry.

This means either the igniter is bad and not getting hot enough to make the gas continue to release completely and stay open, so it shut off.
or you have a bad gas module.
Or a bad gas valve without enough pressure.
Needs to be diagnosed hands on at your location .



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