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My dryer runs but barely heats. If i let it run few

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My dryer runs but barely heats. If i let it run for a few hours, it will barely get warm. Model 87573800, gas model, kenmore I have confirmed gas supply. What might be the problem?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Whrlp Master Tech replied 1 year ago.
Hello from JA
My name is Woody.
I will be glad to assist you today.
I have been servicing ALL Major Brands of Appliances for 34 Years,
and have over 100,000 in home repairs and over 60,000 phone and internet repairs under my belt.
Can I please have the Full model number of the unit to better assist you ?
the full number looks like this 123 .(###) ###-####
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Whrlp Master Tech replied 1 year ago.
Thank you!
So it is a gas dryer if you remove the front lower panel (two clips on top of the panel then it will fold open)
Can you tell if the igniter is glowing to lite the burner flame ?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I am sorry- i gave u the wrong model number. It is a maytag mtw5640tqi. All of the other information is accurate. I can see a bright orange glow without even removing anything, just by looking at the gap. I am not at the machine now, so if u have other questions, o may have to pause our conversation until i am home this evening. Thank you. Maryann(###) ###-####
Expert:  Whrlp Master Tech replied 1 year ago.
ok this last number you just gave me is for a top loading washer!!
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Sorry-i thought it would be helpful to copy allmy model numbers down but i have stupidly confused them. The correct model is maytag DG482 or DG 4S2. Thanks
Expert:  Whrlp Master Tech replied 1 year ago.
ok so Maytag model DG482 the front panel has two screws on the bottom of the panel remove those two screws and you can swing the front panel out of the way to the side and start the dryer to see if it is making the burner igniter glow or not.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I will have to respond to other questions when i am at the dryer. I have seen the orange glow (looks like fire to lay person.). Thanks
Expert:  Whrlp Master Tech replied 1 year ago.
ok just respond back when you are there and have removed the front panel and ran the dryer to look at the igniter.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
thanks for the help. Will check back.
Expert:  Whrlp Master Tech replied 1 year ago.
ok no problem!
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Will contact u in a few
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Heating element is lighting but doesnt look like it is getting gas