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My dryer does not have any heat. It turns on, goes through

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My dryer does not have any heat. It turns on, goes through the cycle, air comes out the vent but it's cold air.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Appliance Man replied 4 years ago.
Do you have a multimeter? Was this taking longer to dry a load of clothes then it used to?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

If multimeter is the sensor, than yes & it started taking longer to dry in the last month. My husband cleaned out the dryer vent to the exterior of the house this weekend & it was full of lint. I did 6 loads of laundry on Monday & Tuesday and it worked great. Did a load of towels today and after 3 hours the towels still weren't dry.

 

My Maytag Atlantis washing machine is not spinning as well as it used to either so I have been repeating the spin cycle to help the drying time.

 

Expert:  Appliance Man replied 4 years ago.
Ok the clutch is slipping on the washer. the only way to replace the clutch is to replace the transmission. You would be better off buying a new washer then repairing this one. The dryer you either have a bad heating element or the thermal fuse is blown.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

What it be cheaper to buy a new dryer or pay the service call and repair bill in your opinion?

 

Thanks for your advice.

Expert:  Appliance Man replied 4 years ago.
To repair this one it will cost less then 200.00. If the dryer isnt making a any noise it might be worth fixing.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
On the washer if the clutch is slipping would their be a noise or a smell?
Expert:  Appliance Man replied 4 years ago.
No there wouldnt be. It just doesnt grab the tub as hard as it should.
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