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Dryer will not Heat Up. Drum still turns, air is exhausting just no heat.

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  • chezzie90 May 26, 2008

    yes i do and one of your techs suggested i take off dryer vent just to see if it drys with vent off for 60 minutes

  • Anonymous May 27, 2008

    Cleaned all the duct work, vacuumed the entire cabinet housing, checked to make sure the ignitor was coming on. Everything seems to be working other than the gas doesn't come on after the ignitor does its job.

  • awhite May 27, 2008

    Mine is an electric

  • awhite May 28, 2008

    I am pretty handy with this stuff it started when i had to fix the fan blade in the blower.

  • awhite Jun 09, 2008

    Sorry I do not have a multimeter

  • racinglucy Apr 24, 2009

    I have a condenser dryer. The drum still turns normally, but no heat. Can anyone suggest how this can be repaired or what I should check...

  • Franklin Ouchida
    Franklin Ouchida May 11, 2010

    gas or electric dryer?

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IT WORKS AND I REPLACED THE CONTORL PANEL BUT THERE IS STILL NO HEAT?

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Awhite, I can help you. if you want to fix it yourself. just let me know what skills you may have to repair the unit...

Guest, I can help you too there are a few things that can cause your problem... let me know

chezzie90, Sorry you where pointed in the wrong place... if you have no heat at all removeing the vent will not help ... let me know and I can help you....

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    Franklin Ouchida May 29, 2008

    awhite get me in a chat I can help you ... do you have a multimeter?

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