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Dryer does not heat but still tumbles, all settings.

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Check to make sure your 220 breaker has not just tripped one side.... the motor can still run because it is 110 Volts. Sounds like you have a heater that is out. The Heater is on the Back of the Dryer. You will have to take the back off to get to the Heating Coils. Make sure you unplug the dryer before you get envolved with takeing it apart. Hope This Helps.

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