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All the vents have been cleared inside and outside, however, the dryer doesn't heat up, cold air blows and clothes don't get dried. Whirlpool LGR8620PG0

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Sounds like your heating elements are not working. I would check to see if you have power to them first. To do this, the back of the dryer needs to be removed. If you have power to the elements then check for continuity by removing the power leads and connect the test leads, one to each end. If there isn't any continuity then replace the elements.

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