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My dryer works but does not heat. I figure it is the heating element. Am I correct?

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If your dryer is 220 V electric you could be correct, but keep in mind that there are a few other componets that could keep your dryer from heating. There is a high limit sensor that could go out or a thermal fuse or even your breaker box could have triped one side of the breaker. or a broken or burnt wire. The timer could have a bad finger inside of it or if you have a control board you could have a bad relay on it. or even the switch on the motor could have gone bad.

you will need to check the componets to find your problem

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Hello you may have a problem with the heat sensors, if 1 is faulty . change both of them

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Posted on Sep 03, 2010

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