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No heat We purchased the dryer in May 2004, and this is the first problem we've had. The dryer runs, but there is no heat. Not sure what to do and how to get access to the internal parts of the dryer.

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  • wanna fix Apr 03, 2008

    just wondering, is your dryer fixed, did you do it yourself?  If you did pay someone, how much was it?


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When you open the door on the dryer there are two screws on the left and right of the door opening (4) total . The front will loosen up and come forward this will expose the internal parts . do not remove the door . The door will close with the front off .
Start your dryer and look for the igniter turning on . If the the dryer is electric look for the heating element to glow. this where I would start

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