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My dryer has stopped blowing hot. not heat at all. and i noticed that the back vent was all clogged up. its electric.

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I would suspect that the clogged venting caused an overheating situation and possibly blew the thermal fuse. It is usually inside the rear of the dryer attached to or near the exhaust duct. It's about one inch long. It can be tested using a multimeter or ohmmeter. Check for continuity. A lack of continuity will mean a bad thermal fuse. The heating element can be checked in the same manner. Sorry for your trouble and I hope this helped. Best wishes.

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