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There's hardly any heat coming out of the dryer at all' can you help?

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You probably have a heating element burnt out. You did not state if it was a gas unit or electric so I am going with electric.
Some dryers have a two part element that allows one to go out while the other is still functional. You can also check the receptacle to ensure that you ar egetting the currect voltage there. I would also check at the cord terminals as well. You can find parts at partsstore.com etc using make and model numbers.

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