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Click on this link for some assistance on how to trouble a dryer "no heat" problem:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r630242-dryer_runs_but_not_heat

I hope this leads you in the right direction. Please post back if you have questions and/or require additional assistance.

Posted on Aug 11, 2008

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