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My dryer is about 20 years old and has never given any trouble. About a month ago I noticed it started taking longer to dry a load. Now it barely heats at all. Do I need a new one or is it worth fixing?? Is it a heating element and about how much is it to repair?? Jeanne

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  • jeanne_gay Jul 10, 2010

    I couldn't find a white housing in the back cover panel so I cleaned out the exhaust tubing which was clogged with lent and paper. I will have my brother check further when he is available, Thanks

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Thanks for using FixYa. No Heat issue in an electric dryer is usually caused due to three things: Mainly Thermal Fuse, Wiring Harness and/or Heating Element. Start with checking the Thermal Fuse which is mounted inside the back cover panel to the exhaust duct and is mounted in white plastic housing. If that’s fine then the Heating Element should be checked. A new thermal fuse will cost you around $21. Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance.


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