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Dryer is working but not heating up

When I have the setting on towel drying the timer won't move but it will on the other settings . I don't get any heat from any of the settings .

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    cloths don't dry not matter what cyble you put it on, have to run 3-20time before the cloths dry. heat is coming from the dryer but the cloths are not drying, is almost if they are being steamed dry.

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Check for power at the wall it should be 240 volts. if that is OK then you need to get a heating element. the towel setting is an automatic cucle if the cloths are not drying then it wont advance the cycle

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