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Dryer taking 2 or 3 cycles to dry?

The problem is most likely NOT in the dryer. If you have a Whirlpool, Roper, Estate, Kenmore, or Kitchenaide dryer and it does get hot, but doesn't dry your clothes in one cycle you probably have a ventilation problem. It could be a crushed pipe behind the dryer or it could be clogged/restricted somewhere under the house. Easiest way to check is to pull the vent pipe off the back and run a load like that. You should see that it works fine. Correct your vent problem and you're good to go!
If you have a GE or Hotpoint, now they actually have 2 elements and one could be burned out causing the same problem. Checking the vent pipe is the easy fix. If you pull it off, run a load, and they are still wet, you need to open it up and check the elements behind the drum. Good luck!

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Amana dryer model YNED7200TW will not start. there is power, but start button does nothing. Resetting breaker did not work. Any ideas?

Thermal Fuse

Item #2986 (OEM Part)

Thermal fuse. If the dryer overheats, this device stops the flow of electricity to the heat source and/or the entire dryer. It is located on the blower housing and cannot be reset. The most common cause for overheating is a vent tube clogged with lint, a birds nest or other debris.

Manufacturer Number 3392519

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Jun 08, 2011 | Amana Dryers

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Heating unit on whirlpool dryer not working


If you are having problems with your gas dryer not heating the most common problem is that the ignitor goes bad. Even though it glows sometimes it is still not working properly.

if you dryer is gas check out this gas no heat tip....

If you have an electric dryer, you can have many different things that can go wrong causing the dryer not to heat.

check out this electric no heat tip...


Jan 23, 2011 | Whirlpool Dryers

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my dryer is not getting hot

It could be the element,
the safety limits,
A burnt wire to the element, bad breaker or receptacle, or even the timer could have a burnrt contact in it. Here are some repair pictures:

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Dec 30, 2009 | Kenmore Dryers

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heating element quit working on model # ler4624bw2 Whirlpool electric dryer

Hello there
Here is a couple of links that will help you replace the heating element along with some manufactures that can also help ok?
Best regardss michael
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Oct 15, 2009 | Whirlpool Dryers

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