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  • Anonymous Aug 16, 2008

    My dryer has stopped drying. I cleaned the whole dryer, the lint trap, and vacuumed under the drum on the inside, and changed the dryer hose about 6 months ago. Everything is clean and air flow to the outside is strong. I called an appliance repair center and they will not be able to come for 1 week. The gentleman I spoke with told me it was a heating element. I have had heating elements in other dryers go out, and I do not believe this is the case. I dried a load of cloths and they dried just fine. About six hours later, I went to dry another load of laundry, and the drum turns, but there is not heat. Do these dryers have heating elements?

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To replace a thermostat, 1st unplug the unit. Next remove the bottom panel (2 5/16 screws) The part under where your lint screen goes is your is your lint duct. Next to it on the right and back just a little bit is your thermostat. Most people change a thermostat when there are other problems causing long dry times. Check your vent to make sure it's clean and flowing well. Make sure your vent hose behind the dryer is not kinked or bent. Clean your mositure sensors (the silver bars on the inside of your dryer drum) by rubbing them with the abrasive side of a sponge or a smooth sand paper to remove the clear build up from detergents and dryer sheets. Lastly check the area underneath your lint screen. Is there much build up? This can be mostly cleared just by using a long thin vaccume cleaner attachment.

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