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It wont heat

My dryer turns but wont produce any heat. Nothing is drying.

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Hi, If you have a gas dryerit wont heat - 2_bing.gif.
The most common problem with a gas and no heat is the ignitor going bad...

Here is a tip that I wrote about that problem...

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If your dryer is electric2_bing.gif..
There could be a number of different problems...
Check out this tip that I wrote about this problem...

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