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My one year old Whirlpool electric dryer suddenly stopped heating, it still tumbles and blows but no heat at all, I just moved and had an electrician hook up 220 breakers, there was a gas dryer here before, used the dryer twice sence and now no heat. Does that sound like the dryer or the new breaker are bad?

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Maybe you need a new heating element,

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