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Our dryer works, and you can hear when it fires up, and it stays lit for a little while, but then it goes off, and we have no heat

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Can you hear the dryer turning. It sounds like you have a Hi Limit switch kicking the heat off. This can be caused by lint build up in the bottom of the dryer and in the blower motor housing. Usually the drye exhaust vent is pinched and has plugged with lint. Try cleaning this first. There are other more indepth problems if this doesnt help just let me know I will be happy to help. good luck and remember to unplug the electricity before taking the back off the dryer ect.. be safe

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