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Stopped heating all at once

Dryer was in use and stopped heating. so restarted the dryer again thinking that it could have been in the cool down mode, but second time was just like the first.

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    john gagnon May 11, 2010

    If you have no heat then you could have a heater problem. did you check the voltage at the dryer for 220 volts

  • john gagnon
    john gagnon May 11, 2010

    Hi please send me the make & the model #

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I found a reset button under my fp dryer. Lift up the front (with some help to hold up) and with a flashlight you should see a red reset switch that resets the heater elemnt. this is a safety precaution built in. when i was having this plroblem it was being caused by the vent leaving the dryer clogged and bent to sharply, i solved this by playing with it until it seemed to make a nice smooth bend.

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