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Dryer putting out cold air

My dryer just started putting out only cold air. It is not drying the cloths. What do I need to do to fix this?

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  • gsebbo Sep 18, 2008

    I, like an idiot, replaced the heating coil, then the thermostat, and I still have no Hot. For some reason the coil is not getting any juice. Something inside the unit is causing this. I verplanxed

  • curtv07 Oct 21, 2008

    I have a stackable washer/dryer. The Dryer spins, blower...blows, but the flame will not come on....eveything is pluged in...where do I start?

    Thank you for your time.

    Curt

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The heater core is probably bad or became disconnected you will have to take the back off and see if it is disconnected (unplug the cord first) if it is disconnected then there is your problem if not it is more than likely bad and you will probably have to get a new one (heating unit). Hope that helps.

Posted on Jun 08, 2008

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