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My dryer runs but wont dry clothes,theres no heat

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THIS IS ONE OF THREE THINGS. YOUR ELEMENT COULD BE BAD, OR ONE OF THE TWO THERMAL CUTOFFS IS BAD, OR ONE SIDE OF YOUR 220 BREAKER HAS TRIPPED. I WOULD CHECK YOUR BREAKER FIRST(FREE), THEN CHECK YOUR THERMAL CUTOFFS BEHIND REAR PANEL. THEY COME AS A SET FOR ABOUT 25.00. IF YOUR ELEMENT IS BAD THEY RUN ABOUT 80.00 BUCKS. IF YOU HAVE A MULTIMETER PUT IT ON RX1 AND CHECK THE RESISTENCE. THE THERMALS WILL OHM OUT INFINITY(0) YOUR ELEMENT WILL READ ABOUT 10 TO 12 OHMS. GOOD LUCK! RATE ME IF I AM CORRECT!

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http://www.partselect.com/dryer+wont-dry-clothes+repair.htm

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