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Gas dryer runs, cleaned hose, get warm does not heat up to dry

I have a front load gas dryer it runs but it does not heat up enough to dry clothes it gets warm.........i have to repeat the cycles 3-4 times before my clothes are dry.....

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    when the dryer is running it does not heat up and the clothes are not drying

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    The dryer runs but there is no heat to dry the clothes

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With a gas dryer in which your assured te hventing is free and clear of any obstructions, i would look to replace the coil pack located atop the gas valve itself, probably about $25 part number 279834... 2 coils simply mount atop the valvle

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It is possible the heating element is out of your dryer Check with Whirlpool or another service dealer to see if they have your model. sometimes it is cheaper to buy a new dryer if you have a off brand or lower cost dryer


Check the vents and filters first of all. If they are blocked at any point the air flow will be restricted and prevent drying.
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