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After unplugging the dryer and shutting off the gas, check for continuity at the coils, high limit switch, flame sensor, and igniter. You will need to unplug each connection before testing with an ohm meter. Each dryer has a different way of coming apart, some have lower panels and some don't. refer to other on-line troubleshooting guides for proper procedures regarding your model number and make.
Gas is dangerous but you do not need to mess with any gas connections to repair any of these items. You will need to check for lint build up and obstructions. If you find failed parts consider getting other parts (belt, front or rear seals) as well. Vacuum any lint front inside the dryer as this can lead to a fire inside the dryer case.

Posted on Sep 13, 2010

  • gfeck956 Sep 13, 2010

    I forgot to have you check the thermal fuse. It is usually located at the lower part of the exhaust tube. You will have to remove the back of the dryer and probably the lint hose, good time to clean it out.

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Did you check the entire venting tubes fo an obstruction? The moister sensor will keep the heat off if clogged up with LINT

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    frank thomas wilson Jun 03, 2010

    True about getting a pro unless you are handy in repairing something asthisdryer. Cleaning it out is the one thing nobody does it seemsand this will bring heat back to your dryer is the tubing was never cleaned out before... Once a year is good practice to do cleaning wise

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A gas dryer is nothing to mess with if it does not fire up the flame. Pull the lower kick plate off the front of the dryer, unplug the unit and clean out dust/lint build up. Vacuum as needed.
Then after checking that the gas valve that is connected to the end of the gas line that connects from the dryer to the wall, I recommend you get a professional.
Common failures are the pilot / ignition system / thermocouple.
No way to be more specific unless you provide the brand and model number of your dryer.

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