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My gas dryer's igniter glows, but gas valve does not open. this occurs up to three tries. there is no schematic to be able to test and isolate problem. Is there a schematic available for Amana LG8319W2 Serial #S9605040810 ?

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Im sure the theory would be the same as the whirlpool, in the whirlpool, they have this flame sensor, if it senses the heat from the igniter, the it would open the solenoid valve to release the gas to ignite and hold it open as long as there is flame present.

it could be a defective flame sensor.

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Posted on Aug 02, 2008

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