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Dryer will not blow hot air

Dryer turns but only blows cold air, I do not know how to access the thermal cut outs or heater elements could you help

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  • Jeff Rockwell
    Jeff Rockwell May 11, 2010

    Could you please post back with a COMPLETE model number so that I may be able to determine how your dryer is contructed? The number you have this posted under, doesn't to anything I have. Thanks.

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First, check the entire exhaust pipe, most of the time the problem is there. every inch must be free of lint. to take apart most dryers: 2 screws hold on the bottom front panel. those screws are near the floor on the front. once that panel is off, you should see 2 more screws, this allows you to remove the main front panel (the one that holds the door) with that off, there should be 4 screws holding the front drum support on. with that off, you should be able to carefully remove the drum after removing the belt from the motor. to get the belt off, you have to reach in from the bottom and push the tensioner and slip the belt off the motor.
good luck!

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