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My dryer wont heat, but air flows well. Also, it

My dryer wont heat, but air flows well. Also, it does not want to stop running unless I shut it off.

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# 1 Check to see if your timer is turning as the dryer is running. If not it will need to be replaced.
# 2 You will need to verify that your heating element is coming on when the dryer is running

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