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They dryer wont get hot. the drum still operates but will not heat up to dry. need information on part cost and how to fix.

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  • Brian Manuel Apr 08, 2011

    Electric or gas ? if its gas check to see if there is a flame on the pilot Electric is thermostat or heater element Way to check is take element out and check for resistance or just make sure it isn't broke in half if not than its your thermostat. If you don't know what they look like than go to appliance store with model number and he'll have it

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You first need to know, is it electric or gas. If it is electric, you more than likely have an electric element burnt out. Most dryers have one element and can be accessed sometimes through a small door in the front of the dryer (depending how old). An "element" is a long coil looking wire that looks like a real long spring. It gets hot and air passes over the element into the dryer. If the element burns out, the dryer will come on, but no heat. You can visible look at the element and sometimes you can tell if its burnt in two. Be sure to unplug the dryer before inspecting.

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