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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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First, double check your voltage at the wall receptacle. If incorrect, this will also cause the symptoms you describe. The reason: The drive motor only requires 110-120VAC to run, while the heating circuits require the full 220 service. If you are missing one leg of your 220 service, the heating circuits will not operate, but the drive motor will still run.

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If the model number you have this listed under is correct, the heating element on this model is easy to get to. Follow these steps:

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Okay...the following link will give you the steps necessary to diagnose and/or repair an electric dryer with a no heat problem:

Read the bottom of the link first. Verify your receptacle voltage is reading 220-240VAC. If you're only reading 1/2 the voltage you could be missing one leg of the 220 service. This will still enable the dryer to run, but the heating circuits will not operate. The reason is the drive motor only uses 110-120VAC, while the heating circuits require the full 220. If this is the case, a receptacle repair is required. Unless you are savvy with electricity, I would only recommend this repair be done by a certified electrician. If you're source voltage at the receptacle is good, then I would assume you have an internal component problem.

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