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Hi,

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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Gas Valve Solenoid

The gas valve has two or more electric
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Dryer Igniter


If the dryer doesn\'t heat, the igniter might
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Heating Element

The heating element on an electric dryer can
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High Limit Thermostat


Although not common, if the dryer doesn\'t
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Cycling Thermostat




The cycling thermostat regulates the
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Main Control Board

The main control board is normally not at
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Hi,

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...


heatman101


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