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Dryer runs but no heat? No clicking sound and no glow.

We replaced the ignitor switch but that was no the problem. Is it a fuse? or something else? Where can be find the fuses or what other part that may be the problem.

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  • Speece Nov 19, 2007

    There was a fuse inside on the back panel that was out for the Model of Dryer we had. It was on the exhaust vent pipe and we replaced the fuse and it was fixed. Thanks!!!!

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Dryer runs so that eliminates the door switch. look for an overload device in the igniter circuit that has opened. could be on the blower housing or air outlet pipe.

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Having checked or replaced what you have thus far here a few things still to check

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