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The Dryer works, but it will not dry anything. The air isn't hot. There are no kinks in the duct line, and the air is blowing all the way to the outside.

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You need to first check the main power at the terminal block and make sure there is enough power there.With out 220 volts the unit can run but will not heat.
then you need to check all the thermal fuses and heating element for continuity,if you find one part that does not hacve any continuity then replace it and your proplem is solved.
the element and fuses are usually located behind the back panel below the main terminal block.;
some unit have them located in the cabinet below the drum and the front panel needs to be removed in order to gain access to them

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