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Dryer?NO Heat. KENMORE I just hooked up the All In One, after completely cleaning all interior surfaces of lint?from years of neglect. The unit is sound, and washed two loads efficiently. The load of lightweight items (t-shirts/pyjamas)?took forever to dry. The vent output was warm, the lint collected on the screen, normally. The items in the dryer were never HOT when I checked the load; not even a little.

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I believe there is more than one heating elements in these and it sound like theres a bad one or all of them if you can access the interior i would check the elements its usualy obvious if its bad they will have a break in the wire or the ceramic prong

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