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Not heating up...not drying clothes

Dryer runs all day, does not dry clothes no heat coming. vet not clogged. blowing air, but cool air

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If your dryer doesn't heat, check these:

Power from the house
Heating element
Thermal fuse
Wiring
Power from the house Check to see whether there's power getting to the dryer. Is it plugged in? Check for blown fuses or tripped circuit breakers--your dryer uses two fuses or circuit breakers. The dryer could tumble but not heat if only one of the two fuses is blown. If you have circuit breakers, one of the two circuit breakers can trip, even if the two for the dryer are connected.

Heating element Often a dryer heating element burns out, but doesn't trip the circuit breaker or blow a fuse. The heating element is simply a long coil of special wire. You can check it for continuity with an ohm meter. No continuity means the element is bad and you need to replace it--electric heating elements aren't repairable.

Thermal fuse On many dryers, there's a thermal fuse mounted to the exhaust duct inside the back cover panel. The fuse--which is about an inch long--is usually embedded in black resin and mounted in a white plastic housing. If the fuse has blown, you need to replace it. (You can't re-set it.)

Wiring A common problem is for the main wiring connection from the house, at the dryer, to burn and break its connection. Because the dryer can still tumble with partial power, the connection may be only partially defective. You may need to replace both the power cord to the dryer and the terminal block inside the dryer that the wire is attached to.

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Ok first thing is first. if your dryer is a 220volt make sure that one of the legs of the circuit breaker didnt trip. click them both off then on again. Then if this is not the case go here and click on the link of the guru guy. www,techray1.com then use the drop down menu to the heater element. you may have to open the front of the unit to get to the element. I was not sure if there was a reset switch on the termocoupler. but when you are down there inspecting you can check. you may email me at techray1@live.com

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