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Won't Dry Clothes

The dryer turns and air is flowing although there is no heat being produced. I checked to see if there were any breaks in the heating element and it is in good shape. I suspect maybe a faulty thermostat but I'm not experienced enough to diagnose this problem myself. Spins, but zero heat. There are two "timers", the one that actually is set for certain time limits works, however the other doesnt "tick-down" at all and if left alone, will run for hours. Both these problems occurred at the same time. Additionally, for some time now the dryer has taken on a hunger for my clothes...leaving nice rust-colored marks, holes etc. Not sure if two are related. I've no clue about ohm's, thermostats or any other technical stuff. Just wondering if it'd be wiser to just purchase a new dryer as opposed to trying to arrange someone to come look at it. Any advice welcome :)

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  • HulaHB Feb 16, 2008

    The first paragraph was not written by me. I have no clue what "stats" are or "t/d" is. As for changing them, well I wouldnt know what there were, what they looked like, nor how to change them. Sorry, all female here. While I figured how to replace a blower motor in my Blazer, fixing dryer's is a little beyond me. ;)



    Is it worth calling a repairman out or easier and more cost effective to just replace the dryer entirely? It's only 8yrs old and I didnt bother with the insurance.

  • stevemostell Sep 28, 2008

    Same issue, the machine tumbles but no heat. The sensor mode stopped working last week, now no heat.

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The stats go a lot on t/d. change them all just in case.

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