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I have absolutely no heat in my dryer...it's 20 years old...

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Electric or gas?

The electric heater element may be finished, you will have to remove the back to determine. Of course, unplug the device before you perform any tests.

Gas? Might be as simple as a clogged orifice. Does yours have a pilot light? Is it burning? If not, is the Igniter functioning?

Might it be that the cat set your control to "air only' setting?

Replacement parts available from the manufacturer or www.FixYa.com advertiser or www.repairclinic.com

Thanks for your question at FixYa.com

Posted on Feb 05, 2010

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