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Dryer doesnt seem to be getting hot as it usually does

My TCS 65w dryer seems not to be getting hot when drying could there be a thermostat issue

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  • angie_joh959 Dec 29, 2008

    Thanks for that, its probably what i meant!!. There is some heat there but i know it didnt seem right. I tried on both settings. I will get my bro to order me a new one.

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We had a similar problem with our dryer just last month. It would spin and turn on, but no heat. It turned out not to be anything wrong with the heating element--it was a tiny electrical part that had malfunctioned.

Anyway, I would recommend calling in a professional if you've already cleaned your dryer and still can't get it to work. That could save you a lot of time and money in the end.

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Have you have tried it on time on the hot setting with the same result? If yes then it is a heat element issue, not thermostat.

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