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I bought a used kenmore gas dryer Model #7207611w. I hooked everything up and checked all connections for a gas leak, all were good. However when I turned the dryer on it did not get hot and no flame was visible through the lower front panel, and I could smell gas like it was leaking. Is there a pilot light or is it lit by a glow plug type set up?

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