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Hello my dryer is only 3 years old. Last night it stopped drying. The drum will turn and the light comes on. It is an electric dryer. What might be the problem. Thanks.

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Hello Sandy;

My name is peter. I am a retired field service appliance technician.

You did not provide a model number, which is located on the face of the dryer after you open the door. So, I can only be general.

A dryer if cleaned annually should last you 20 years plus.

- Some Heat -

1.) Poor Air Flow - If you are getting heat but your have to cycle several times then you have a hot air distribution manifold that is plugged up with lint.

- No Heat -

I would be surprised if you have a bad electric heating element, since your dryer is only 3 years old. Heating elements can cost $37.00-$67.00.

1.) Thermal Fuse - This component is designed to protect your dryer and is a weak link. It cost about $25.00 and is easily replaced depending on your model number and where it is located.

2.) Temperature Sensor - This component also is about $25.00 and once again depending on location is easily replaced.

Send me you model number and advise if you know anyone that knows what a screw drive is.

If I were still working for Sears Home Services and made this service call, I would be charging you $350.00-$450.00 depending on the problem.

If you can not do the repair yourself - You unit is under 5 years old. So, you can get a Sears Home Service, "Protection Agreement". Have the model number, serial number, and date of manufacture ready. This is on the label described above. If you have the date of purchase that is great.

Call Sears Service. Ask for a "SMART" agreement. This covers you for $500.00 per service call. If you have to call 3 times in one year, each service call is covered for $500.00. If your unit can not be fixed then they give you a $500.00 credit towards a new unit.
This contract will cost you about $90.00.

Wait about 3 weeks. Then call and say your unit is not heating and schedule a service call. The technician does not care when you got your agreement. He is there just to repair your unit and move on to his next 10-13 service calls.

Make sure you do not let them talk you into the, "Master Protection Agreement." It is very expensive covers replacement of your unit if it can not be repair. You do not need that. Insist on the "SMART" agreement.



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If its not heating up, then you may have bad heating elements.

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Have you tried a different cycle? The thermostat that controls heat has failed. There are more than one for the different heat settings. Try a different setting, then go from there.

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