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Dryer won't get hot. Vent line is clear. Turns and blows fine, Just won't get get hot? Todd Tomazic (714) 390-0971

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Hi Todd,

As near as I can tell you did not identify whether you have a gas dryer or an electric one...the reasons why a dryer will not heat are different for the two types...

Here are a couple of tips that I wrote that will give you a bunch of info to get started on for both types...

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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