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Dryer spins but does not get hot

My dryer spins when I turn it on, but doesn't seem to heat up or do anything other than spin. The dryer is gas/electric Kitchenaid model.

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The problem could be a faulty component such as the timer, heating glow bar, gas coils, safety or operating thermostats. First thing to do is to check the venting to make sure it is not plugged. I cover that more in detail if you wanna check it out.

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Posted on Feb 26, 2009

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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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