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Dryer not getting hot

My dryer doesn't get hot , everything else seems to be working fine. any ideas. is this easily fixed and can i do it myself. thanks

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For future reference, when you post questions to this forum, please provide the make and model number of your appliance as all dryers are not built the same. This makes it much easier to diagnose and attemtpt to provide you with a viable solution.

I'm assuming when you stated that everything else seems fine, that the drum is spinning, but the dryer just isn't heating. The following link explains some of the common component failures associated with a dryer no heat problem:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r630242-dryer_runs_but_not_heat

Pay particular attention to the paragraph that discusses proper ventilation. If you can't remember the last time you cleaned the dryer exhaust vent, or never have, it may be a good time to start routinely cleaning it. This is the number one cause of dryer failures. The reason I mention this is because, if you replace a failed component and leave a dryer in a condition where it is not provided the proper air flow, the dryer heating circuits will overheat to the point of failure (again). I've seen many people replace parts, only to have them go bad again within a day or so, because they were unaware of clogged ventilation. Not to mention, this can cause a potential fire hazard, or breeding ground for rodents. If you have an exhaust vent outside that does not have a louvered cover, I would recommend it. Certain bird species love to build nests in vent lines as well as mice. You will, however, have to go outside and clean this area frequently, because lint likes to accumulate on the louvers. NOTE: DO NOT, however, put a screen over the exhaust. Because of the fine mesh of a screen, it tends to collect everything and clog easily.

Here's an additional link that gives you the basic requirements for proper dryer vent installations (just in case you have questions or concerns):

http://www.fixya.com/support/r389357-dryer_ducting_installation_tips

Read through the links I provided and let me know if you have any questions and require additonal assistance. I hope this helps you.

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