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My gas dryer is not heating all other funtions are working fine. I disconnected the vent hose and flow is fine. Any sugestions? Igniter or some other sensor and a way to diagnose the problem?

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Hi,
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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