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Will run but heat up

I change the heating element, will run but it doesn't blow hot air

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  • alex1rc Oct 21, 2008

    The blower is on and blowing cool air in to the dryer but the heating element is not getting hot

  • alex1rc Oct 28, 2008

    any new ideas to fix this problem thank you for your help

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When you say that it will run, is the heater element getting hot and is the blower on or off? Those are two distinct and seperate issues that I will need to know in order to assist you...Please get back to me with that information...

Posted on Oct 21, 2008

  • Rick Gelin
    Rick Gelin Oct 21, 2008

    Then your heating element is not being powered. It may be your high temp sensors of thermal fuse ..will check circuitry when I can and clarify for you later... Hang in there. we'll get you going..

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