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    I would like to know where to find the heating element

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MOST DRYERS ARE FIRRED WITH VARIOUS THERMOSTATS.HAVE THEM TESTED AND REPLACED IF NEED BE.IF THATS WORKING FINE I SUGGEST YOU TEST THE ELEMENT AND MAKE SURE THE COILS ARE NOT BROCKEN ANY WHERE.GOOD LUCK.MOHAMED

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