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Dryer not getting hot

It wil spin and seems to be working for the most part but it does not heat up.

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Please read the following link for advice on how to troubleshoot a dryer "no heat" problem:

First, double check the input voltage at the wall receptacle. A reading should indicate the presence of 220-240VAC. If the voltage is incorrect, you may be missing one leg of the 220 service required to run your dryer. If the input voltage at the receptacle is good, locate the terminal block in the back of the dryer (this is where the power cord connects) and check the voltage again with the dryer plugged in. A reading across the two hot leads (RED and BLACK) should indicate the same voltage. If not, the power cord may have one of the hot leads broken.

Read through the link thoroughly. These are the more common heat related issues that will cause a dryer to stop heating. This does not always indicate the failure of the heating element. More commonly, the Thermal Cut-Out (TCO) fails. If the TCO is found to be the problem, it is strongly recommended that you also replace the Hi-Limit Thermostat as well. Failure to do so may result in premature failure of the parts you replace.

Pay particular attention to the paragraph that discusses the dryer ventilation. If the TCO fails, its generally for a reason. Most dryer heat related problems are attributed to poor air flow caused by clogged vent ducting. This causes a dryer to overheat to the point of failure. Leaving a dryer in a clogged condition will cause poor drying results and eventual failure of the same components. If you cannot remember the last time you had your ventilation checked or cleaned, now would be a good time.

If you have questions, or require additional assistance, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

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Sounds like the heating element is bad.. im not sure if there is a fuse in side the machine or not but it would be worth a try to look.

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