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Igniter comes on and flame comes on. Igniter goes off and 40 seconds later, flame goes out. About 40 seconds later, igniter comes back on and then flame comes back on. About 40 seconds later, flame goes out again.

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It sounds like the sensor that determines that a flame is present is not working. Find this sensor by looking for a device that is exposed to the flame and has wires going to it. Check this sensor and replace if necessary.

Posted on Nov 11, 2013


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SOURCE: Whirlpool LGR4634JQ1

Check for a restricted vent. Clean vent and check for kinks. Make sure lint screen is clean. If you do-not have good airflow due to a restriction, the burner will not stay on. It's a safety thing.

Posted on Nov 19, 2007


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SOURCE: Intermitten Heat up

I would like to thank the ones who responded to giving me a 'hand' in repairing my dryer. I did like you said & changed out the coils & now the dryer is working like it should.

Posted on Apr 12, 2008


john gagnon

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Hi .No The Solenoids Are Turning The Gas On . I would Check The Venting . Remove The Venting Clean All Venting. Thanks The Appliance Doc

Posted on Oct 03, 2008


john gagnon

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SOURCE: Gas dryer

hi. no not now. i would check the venting. clean the venting. thanks the appliance doc

Posted on Oct 03, 2008


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SOURCE: Maytag MDG5500AWW gas dryer with inconsistent flame

the booster coil gets hot and stops working just replace all three and give me thumbs up...i get$60 for a house call

Posted on Aug 08, 2009

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