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When you turn dryer on it keeps running the dryer does not get hot or the timer never moves

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  • gourmet2008 Oct 27, 2008

    Dryer spins but does not get hot. Sometimes the delicate cycle will get warm but not others.


  • mjlleafs Mar 28, 2009

    Same issue, the dryer does not get very hot and the timer doesn't move. Is there a heating unit that is easy to replace??? Thanks, Mike

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Yor dryer might need new gas coils !

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