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HE3 electric dryer only gets warm

1 week ago the dryer stopped getting hot. No matter what setting, it was warm at best. The inside is clean and free of lint. The venting is under 5 feet with 1 turn. I tried the diagnostic test for the thermistor and did not get any E1 or E2 displays. The coils in the dryer do not glow red anymore. They do not glow at all, though I can feel some heat coming from them. Any ideas? Are the coils shot/

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  • papione Jan 30, 2009

    This is an electric dryer. The drop in coils are for a gas dryer correct? If so, what is the next thing to do

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Your dryer igniter, and or coils are shot.. change the drop in coils first...

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