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The dryer sounds like it is functioning normally except it will not heat. I had this happen once before and the appliance repair man said it was the fuse, is this the termal fuse possibly?

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If you are having problems with your gas dryer not heating the most common problem is that the ignitor goes bad. Even though it glows sometimes it is still not working properly.

if you dryer is gas check out this gas no heat tip....

If you have an electric dryer, you can have many different things that can go wrong causing the dryer not to heat.

check out this electric no heat tip...


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If you are having problems with your gas dryer not heating the most common problem is that the ignitor goes bad. Even though it glows sometimes it is still not working properly.

if you dryer is gas check out this gas no heat tip....

If you have an electric dryer, you can have many different things that can go wrong causing the dryer not to heat.

check out this electric no heat tip...


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If you have a multimeter and are comfortable working aroung 220V-AC, you can fairly easily detemine if the heating element is bad or if it's something else. If you have seen a damaged wire, you should be able to get a replacement wire at most appliance parts centers or even at an electrical supply house, of the correct gauge and type.

I always look at the age of the appliance and the overall condition, before embarking on a repair. I always use the 60% rule - if the cost of the repair (or just the parts, as I do the repairs myself) exceed 60% of the cost for a new replacement appliance AND the appliance is more than 10 years old - I'll opt to get a new appliance.

If you can take some time to figure out what is defective or failed, you should be able to repair it for a relatively small cost. Dryers are pretty basic appliances and can normally be fixed fairly easily by most DIY'ers with some working knowledge of electricity and circuits. The trick is to know how to use a multimeter and be safe when you get to checking the functionality of everything once you restore power to the appliance.

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Vent Frequently there's an obstruction in the vent duct from the dryer to the outside of the house. For the dryer to heat properly, the duct must be clean and clear of lint or any other substance.

Heating element Your dryer's heating element may be partially burned out. If it is, your dryer still heats, but at such a low temperature that it takes three or four times as long to dry the clothes. If the element is partially burned out, replace it.

Internal ductwork Your dryer has some internal ductwork. If it gets clogged, your dryer can't dry properly. In most dryers, to get to the internal ductwork to clear the clog, you have to substantially disassemble the dryer. A quick way to check for internal clogs is to remove the lint filter and use a flashlight to inspect the inside of the duct. If it looks clogged and you can't clear it using your vacuum, contact a qualified appliance repair technician.

Cycling thermostat Although this isn't a common problem, one of the thermostats that controls the temperature in your dryer may break and cause the dryer to heat poorly. If so, you need to replace it. The thermostat is usually a small, round, black device mounted to an oblong steel plate. The plate is mounted to the internal ductwork with two screws.

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