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Dryer not heating

Blows plenty of air but will not heat.I recently pulled the dryer out to get behind it and when I might have crimped the the hose in the backand blocked the air from coming out the back.Would this trip something in the dryer if it got to hot?If so can you tell me how to get to it.Thank you

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  • robscarpet23 Nov 19, 2008

    I found the problem,I had bumped into the 220 plug and it came out just enough so that the heater coil wasn't working.When I pushed it in it started to heat.I did not know the dryer would still run but not heat if the plug was not the whole way in



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Don't think so. My issue with the no hot air on the dryer was the relay switch. There is also a heat switch and thermostat that could be a problem.

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