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No heat and the timer won't turn the dryer off

Model # is rgx4635ew1

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The timer runs thew the heat cycle with no heat it will run forever the heat runs thew the timer and thew thermstats and thermal fuses be for going to the heat elament check for 220volts at the heater if the heater has 220volts to it and not heating the elament is bad

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That model number is incomplete. Gotta shoot from the hip on this one:

Get the back off there. You made no mention if the dryer was not working nly said it was not heating sooo.....
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9_29_2011_4_29_16_am.jpgand the dryer does turn and it is electric heat then this is the probo:

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replace thermal fuse when no heat in dryer will not advance timer will continue to run all day long

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