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MODEL: GEW9200LQ0 Electric Dryer

My dryer turns and operates but it doesn't get hot. Is there a part I can purchase and simply replace myself or do I need to pay $65. for a repair guy to come out to my house and tell me what the problem is and pay even more to have him fix the heating problem? I purchased my dryer in 3/2004 and used it for a year... it's been in storage ever since and I just now moved it back into my home to use it again. HELP???!! Please. JULIE

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    Julie Shoemo Aug 19, 2007

    Thanks for you response :-) Actually I knew I the dryer wasn't getting hot before I moved it out of my last home (before putting it in storage)- I didn't worry about getting it fixed until just now since it's out of storage and in my new home. I haven't even tried to turn it on as of yet- figured I'd fix the "heating" problem before trying. I'm willing to check if you have the time :-) THANKS KRAZYTEC

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OK, I would go ahead and try it at this house you my just get lucky!! To check it out you will need a nut driver and a multimeter...alos it is GEW9200LQ0 Electric Dryer and not a gas dryer... let me know and I can help you..

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Has it ever work at this house? the first thing to check is the voltage and the pig tail .. let me know if you are willing to check it.. and I will help..

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