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Dryer is not heating up.

It is turnning well.
the timer seems not turning.
It is blowing with cold air,
Checked all fuse, cut off and thermal fuse. they seem fine.

What could be wrong?

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90% of electric dryers emitting cold air need a new heating element installed. If you've checked the thermal fuse, and verified the unit has around 220 volts of power, then the only thing left is the heating element. Typically costs around $40-$60. Can be done by you if you have basic electrical knowledge, otherwise call an electrician.

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