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There is no heat when dryer is on

When I put my clothes in the dryer there is air that moves through it and the clothes tumble fine but there does not seem to be enough (or any) heat. A normal load of clothes will take the 60 minutes to dry. I just put in a load and it took three 60 minute cycles to dry. I'm hoping I don't have to buy a new dryer. This dryer is probably around 11 years old.

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You need chek :
if your apliance is gas dryer:
1-thermal fuse.
2-sensor flame.
3-ignitor.
4-gas valve.

if is electric dryer:
1-thermal fuse.
2-heater element.

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