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I need an answer please. why does my dryer tumbles but there is not heat. dryer 10 years old, should i replace or repair? thank you!

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There is a common part that goes out after a decade on most dryers and it is called a "solenoid" which activates the heating function and turns heat on and off according to the setting you've commanded. The thermostat controls the degree and temp of heat, but when/if the solenoid fails ($20 part) there is NO HEAT that occurs. Dryers are very simple devices, hardly need replacing EVER, but with a repairman's help you should not have to spend much to get your machine working for another 10 years! Call a local repairman for the good news and have him fix it for you.

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