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Not drying clothes

Hi every thing else is working fine ie. drum turning,going through cycle ok

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    Ty Parcher May 11, 2010

    is it electric or gas?

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    Carl Schulzetenberg May 11, 2010

    Is the dryer heating?

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Well if the element and limits are ok and it runs ok then you need a new timer. If you don't have the money you could clean the contacts in the timer if they are not completely burnt up. Find the heavy wire coming from the heat source to the timer. Remove it and check for continuity between that point and any other leg on the timer. Move the know to different positions. If you have no reading then the timer is toast!

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