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My gas dryer will not heat up!!! I cleared the lint path all the way to the wall but still does not heat, the trouble shooting guide mentions a curcuitbreaker but I think they're talking about an electricdryer not our model which is GAS!!! Is there an internal breaker? Do you have any other suggestions? Please help ASAP....... Thank You !!!

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    kevin foster Oct 10, 2010

    Can you see if the pilot light is lit?

  • kevin  foster
    kevin foster Oct 10, 2010

    Can you see if the pilot light is on

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Hi no there is no breaker in the dryer i would re place the igniter that usually is what goes bad

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http://removeandreplace.com/2013/09/21/fix-clothes-dryer-heating-drying-clothing/
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With most Hotpoint/GE dryers the blower motor is not spin by a belt. The problem is unlikely the blower motor. The problem is lint in the air ducts and in the blower housing. The lint results in overheating and the high limit switch cuts off the power to the heater (burner or element depending on the model).
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