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Function clothes will not dry, no heat

Machine starts, engine rolls, but there is no heat

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Hello, A dryer can have no heat for a few reasons, the first thing to check are the breakers or the fuses in the fuse panel. If one fuse is open the motor will run but there will be no heat. If this is not the problem I need more details (make, model# etc.) Thanks good luck

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