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I have an estate gas dryer and am unable to light the pilot; please help!

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An estate dryer would not normally have a standing pilot. It has an electric glow type of ignition. If you're not getting any heat it is most likely the thermal fuse located in the back of the dryer by the outlet. Hope this helps

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