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I have an Amana commercial quality front load gas dryer in

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I have an Amana "commercial quality" front load gas dryer in my home. There is little or no heat being produced. I've pulled the lower front panel (as I do for cleaning). The machine functions fine, except when started the element glows, the gas ignites, but within a few seconds the flame goes out. Is it possibly the thermostat (thermocoupler), and how do I identify the part(s)? Is this, or any other solution, one that I can remedy myself? I don't have an ohm meter (if it's needed), but I can borrow one.


Have you checked the venting

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Yes, this was the first thing. For the testing, I disconnected the vent hose from the back of the dryer (I would not do this normally when running it). We vacuumed the entire vent system, inside and out, then tried the dryer.


The problem is with these coils,

Replace these coils

What happens is one coil will open letting out the gas

But if the other coil cant open it will shut down

So replace the coils

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Customer: replied 8 years ago.
I see the coils in my machine and will replace them. I'll try to find them locally, but since we live in Alaska, mail order may be the least expensive route. Thank you for your help.
Thanks. good luck