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If you are having problems with your gas dryer not heating the most common problem is that the ignitor goes bad. Even though it glows sometimes it is still not working properly.

if you dryer is gas check out this gas no heat tip....

If you have an electric dryer, you can have many different things that can go wrong causing the dryer not to heat.

check out this electric no heat tip...


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My dryer is not getting hot. It comes on and runs but it doesn't blow hot air. If I place my dail on "More Dry" the dial doesn't move from the spot i place it in


if your not getting heat the dial will never move its not getting dry, and your in a sensor circuit.
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