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Dryer doesn't heat

The dryer doesn't heat up at all. It just blows cold air . everything else seems to be working. I made sure the vent was clear of lint

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Well with the info posted here all i can tell you is to cheak the breaker panel on your house it would be a double 30 amp breaker.It may have kicked out on1 side just snap it on and off a few times then try it.If does not work let me know give me the make and how ild .that will help me help you :

Posted on May 20, 2009

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    tom wright May 22, 2009

    sorry if i was not helpfull i was trying to give you the ideas that will get you going .What i mentto say is how old the dryer is and make so that i can give you better help on the problem.Sorry if i came out rude in anyway

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