Gas dryer intermittent problem...

Help, please... Kenmore "Ultra Fabric Care" gas dryer, "Heavy duty 80 series", Model #97586210 75862...
Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.
Push the Start button, and...
Sometimes you hear just a Click. Nothing more.
Sometimes you hear the Buzz for a second, then a Click, and it starts and runs like normal.
Sometimes you hear a loud Buzz for as long as you hold the button down. It doesn't start.
Now, after it starts and is running normally, it Stops all by itself after 5 minutes, even though the timer is set at 60 minutes.
I removed the Front of the dryer, and unhooked the drive belt to see what's happening...
The Click comes from the Solenoid in the Front/Left side where the gas enters the burner.
The Buzz comes from near the motor, in the Rear/Right side.
What's happening here? How to fix this thing?
Thanks in advance, people.
Mark246
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wrote:

I am going to take a wild guess. I suspect it is not sensing a flame or a vent and that is shutting it down.
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On Dec 15, 8:46 am, snipped-for-privacy@hotmail.com wrote:

OK,... not sensing the flame might shut it down. That applies Only After it's already running. How do I fix that? Where's that sensor? What does it look like?
It won't start now. It just Clicks.
Help, please... Any ideas?
Thanks, people.
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    The clicking is likely the drier attempting to light the flame. Normally it should only click a few times before it ignites. If it fails to sense a flame, it will shut off the gas to prevent an explosion.
    I don't know the specifics for your dryer so I am not able to give you specific instructions. For that you really need a repair manual for your specific dryer.
    If you were familiar with driers, you might be able to do a few test and verify the problem with out the book, but without book or experience, I don't have any suggestion other than the repair man.
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snipped-for-privacy@hotmail.com wrote:

FWIW, ours had a similar problem recently, and replacing the gas valve coils (a common replacement part, about 10-20 bucks) fixed it.
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are you stating sometimes the motor doesnt run and the drum doesnt turn?
thats different than burner doesnt lite, where drum turns but clothes dont dry.
which problem is yours????
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New symptoms, people,... It runs well... gas warms the clothes, and the drum turns... for about 5 minutes only. Then it shuts itself off. After an hour or two, it will run again... for about 5 minutes only.
After it shuts itself off, it won't start... it just Clicks. It will start again after 1 or 2 hours.
Something is heating up / shutting it down?
Would those "gas valve coils" cause this? Where are those? What do they look like?
Thanks very much for your input.
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