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The heat on our tumble dryer does not appear to work but I am not sure how to detect if we are doing something wrong?

Just pressed the button, it used to work?

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Hello Colin;

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

There are many different dryers with different electrical components.

You may have a hot air circulation problem. This is common where lint will block the air flow. You have a hot air distribution manifold, remove the manifold. At the smaller bottom is where the fan wheel discharges, this is where dryers usually plug up. The manifold is located where the hot air fan discharges air. Also, check the fan to make sure it is not plugged up and turns freely.

Needless to say unplug your unit first.

It could be a bad thermostat, and several other things.

If your unit is not plugged up with lint, please post again and provide a model number so I can see what you have

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