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If you are having problems with your gas dryer not heatingthe most common problem is that the ignitor goes bad. Even though it glowssometimes 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 differentthings that can go wrong causing the dryer not to heat.
check out this electric no heat tip...
remove the entire exhaust vent and clean it thoroughly. Any build up of lint inside of it will cause the moister sensor in the dryer to shut down the burner or grid which ever you have, gas or electric After cleaning it and it still does not work correctly the sensor is at fault and needs to be replaced
plug something else into the wall outlet to make sure you're getting power there and try changing the bulb.if there is power check the door switch,move the paddle in and out and you should hear a clicking sound,if you don't change out the door switch,also check the back of the dryer at the block where the power cord connects to the dryer and make sure you have power there.also is there a gfi plug anywhere near the dryer that might have to be reset,i've seen this,also i've come across whoever wired the outlet switched the hot wire and the neutral around so when the machine is plugged in the wiring isn't correct
If this is a new element, this is normal until it has been used a few cycles. Use it and watch it carefully for a while. If it continues have a competent person to take the rear panel off and check for burnt wires or lint inside the unit.
i had the same issue and replaced the light bulb inside in the back of the dryer and now it kicks out heat. not sure if that acts like a fuse or needs to work to complete the circuit, but it works now.