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Hi there my dryer doesnt heat up please could you tell me if it is the heating element a i looked at it and the coils seem fine its the piece that runs through the middle as spilt is this the problem or could it be the thermostat. please help

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Hello ginger, it would be best if you know how to test the parts for continuity
you can use an ohmeter to test the continuity.

i could guide you step by step.

and please look at the schematic inside the control panel . remove the back cover and usually there is a folded paper there.

tnx 4 using fixya,

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Posted on Sep 09, 2008

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