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The dryer runs fine, but there is no heat. I

The dryer runs fine, but there is no heat. I checked the lint line from the dryer to the wall and cleaned the lint trap and area with a lint brush. Help

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You will find the heating elements on the driers are very robust. Normally what happens is there is either a build up of lint which has possibly blocked the air inlet grid,.or possibly being to close to the wall. This in turn restricts cooling airflow .There is a thermal protection thermostat which will activate and open circuit if temperature is exceeded at any time.Need to locate the thermostat and if lucky, you could simply press a button and it will reset. If not, you may need to replace that defective one. Typically the thermostat is at the back and close to the element.

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If your machine is running properly and you have heat as you say then you may have a clog in the main vent line from the dryer through your house.

Try running the dryer once with the vent hose disconnected. If it dries your know the clog is in the house's vent line. Unusual but it does happen if you have a lot of lint.

Check first at the immediate opening point in the wall there is often a 90 degree elbow where lint can trap.

The other place is the cover plate on the outside of your house. Some at are static and others have vents that open and close. Those too can trap lint and cause a problem.

If you know you have a clog in the house line somewhere but the opening and exit are not clogged then take a drain auger (same as used to clear a clogged toilet) and run it through. If you don't have one try your garden hose.

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1 when the dryer is running go outside and observe the vent to see if hot air is coming out

2 Turn dryer off, disconnect electric from wall

3 pull dryer out from wall

4 take a nut driver or screw and remove the clamp that attaches the flex vent pipe to the wall

4 Also remove the flex pipe from the dryer

5 Inspect inside vent connection inside dryer for any trapped lint

6 inspect inside flex line for any lint

7 Look inside wall vent for lint you can also reach in with your hand to feel for lint

8 If you have a leaf blower or can borrow one(electric is best) from your neighbor put the snout of the blower into the vent going into the wall seal the area between the snout and the vent pipe at the wall ( i use duct tape you can use wash clothes rags etc

9 start blower and blow any lint in the line out through outside THIS WILL CLEAR THE LINT

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