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Dryer wont heat up

I have had this dryer for 3 years and all of the sudden it is blowing cold air and the dryer is set on 60 min and it runs forever

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  • Anonymous Dec 31, 2008

    I have the same problem, everything looks fine, but doesn't heat up and runs forever

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Hello,
1st I would check my breaker or fuses to make sure I was getting the correct voltage to the dryer.
2nd I would check the thermostats for continuity
3rd I would check the heating element. Check for continuity and to ground.. If it reads good but reads to ground you still have a bad heater.

One of these would cover about 98% of dryer repairs when the symptom is not heating. If you find that all of the above are good and still no heat. You may want to have a service tech look at the dryer. You really dont want to guess at parts like timers. It can get expensive fast. Good luck and happy fixin. mca0824@aol.com

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