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My dryer was working fine last night, then today, no heat. The vent is cleaned, nothing in there...heating element?

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Heating element maybe not likely.

Probably thermal switch overheat protection tripped.

Try putting in lower heat mode (touch up or permanent press) see if you get heat.

Some thermal switches can be reset most have to be replaced. $20.00 to $45.00 Plus labor $??.?? to $???.??

Hope this helped. need more help MSG Back. Please rate. Good Luck!

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