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Dryer is not heating and will not stop running

My dryer is not heating. I left it on last night and it was still running this morning. The clothes were dry after running all night.

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  • Anonymous Jan 01, 2009

    DRYER IS NOT HEATING UP AND WILL NOT STOP RUNNING.

  • Anonymous Jan 01, 2009

    I HAVE A WHIRLPOOL GAS DRYER IS NOT HEATING AND WILL NOT STOP RUNNING. TIMER IS NOT MOVING IN AUTO OR TIMED.

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If you were running it on timed cycle and it was still running with no heat then you have a bad timer and if you were running it on auto cycle and it was still running and its electric dryer then you have a bad element ,,, if its gas you may have a bad ignitor / larry

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SOURCE: dryer is heating but clothes are not drying.

Judging by the increasing moisture, your dryer vent is not venting the moisture to the outside. Check your vent pipe for blockages. I had a person a while back with a similar problem, and this person had a lint trap on the connection that went to the exterior of their house, so check that out as well.

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SOURCE: Estate TGDS680EQ3 gas dryer blows cold

The timer is stripped inside and needs to be replaced. The cogged teeth are made of plastic and a tooth or two has broken off keeping the timer from moving while running

Posted on Jul 16, 2010

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