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Dryer will turn/spin but it will NOT dry with hot air at all. It is a Whirpool WED5200TQ Dryer.

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Unplug it and remove the rear cover. Check for lint in the pipes. Take the heating element off and look for broken coils. Mounted on the heater is a cupla safetys. The small one at the top is usually open IF the element turns out to be ok. This phenom is caused by a blocked dryer vent.Dryer will turn/spin but it will NOT dry with hot  - f7a9c3e.jpg

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Check blockage in your vent pipe

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2 things are needed to dry clothes. 1 is good air flow. Check to make sure that the dryer vent is not clogged or partially clogged with lint. Also make sure there are no kinks in the vent hose. With the dryer running you should feel good air flow blowing out of the outside house vent. The 2nd thing a dryer needs heat. Check to see that the dryer feels warm to hot when you reach in to tough the clothes. It is possible that the heat element has partially failed. Another thing to investigate is how well the laundry machine is spinning out the water in the spin cycle. This spin cycle is used to get as much water out as possible prior to placing the clothes in the dryer. The wetter the clothes when they come out of the laundry, the longer it takes to dry them.

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Most likely the thermal switch near the heating coils is bad. This switch regulates the temperature of the air in the heating coil section, and when they go bad, they usually get stuck open. Do a continuity test across this switch (disconnected). If good, check the switch on the motor - this switch enables functioning of the heating coils only if the motor is actually turning (safety). Good luck.

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Check the following areas thoroughly to address this issue.


1. Venting
Make sure the dryer vent hose, as well as the rest of the vent duct, is not clogged.

Unless regular maintenance is performed, chances are there is a lot of lint accumulated inside the dryer. This might affect the drying time and could be a fire hazard. Make sure to have your dryer cleaned regularly. Because this might involve taking most of the dryer apart, it is recommended to have a qualified appliance repairman perform this task.

2. Thermostat
There are a couple of cycling thermostats inside the dryer. If one of them breaks down, it might affect the dryer's performance. Replace the defective thermostat.

3. Heating element
A heating element might only be partially burned out, in which case it would still work but will take longer time to dry the clothes. Replace the element if found defective.

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The following link will give you some helpful advice on a dryer no heat problem:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r630242-dryer_runs_but_not_heat

Pay particular attention to the paragraph that discusses proper ventilation. Clogged, or poor, ventilation is the number one cause of dryer heating circuit failures. Inspect the ventilation and internal blower fan housing BEFORE replacing any defective components. Failure to do so may result in premature failure of the same components.

I hope you find this information helpful. If you require additional assistance, please let me know.

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