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To get to the ignitor, you must remove the front panel. To do this, first open the door and remove the two screws and plastic tabs that are directly across from the door hinges (left side if rt hand swing door and right side if left hand swing door). Next, support the door and remove the two screws from the hinges and remove the door. The front panel is now loose and will pivot down from the top out. Pull it out a couple inches then straight up and out of the way. You now have access to most all of the components internal of your dryer, including the ignitor. I know it's late, but didn't see an answer for it yet....and I have mine apart right now for the same problem (runs with no heat).

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The ignitor has two wires connected to it.Label the wires and connections so that you can properly reconnect them later. The wires are connected with slip on connectors. Firmly pull the connectors off of the terminals (do not pull on the wire itself). You may need to use a pair of needle-nose pliers to remove the connectors. Inspect the connectors and the terminals for corrosion. If either is corroded they should be cleaned or replaced.

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First clean all the dust and lint from around the burner and its components, including the sensor which 'tells' the dryer that the ignitor is on or the burner is lit.

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If the ignitor is not the problem, look for dirty or defective sensors that will keep the burner from coming on. If these sensors do not sense the light given off by the ignitor, for safety reasons the burner will not come on.

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I continued to search the internet and found a site that offered the info needed to open up the dryer to gain access to get to the ignitor. Buy removing 2 screws in the top of the door opening to remove the top and removing 2 screws at the top inside wall panel it removed the whole front.

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