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Heating my dryer will not heat...we took the dryer apart and checked the heating element with ohm meter and toned out both coils...the dryer will blow air but only cold air. the coils are fine...any suggestions. this is a GE model number DDE7108PMLWH with push button controls The product listed below is not the one I have but I have included above the model number above for my dryer

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  • aw281976 Oct 10, 2008

    I have the DBSR453EB3WW dryer and everything is working except no heat. Pulled everything off and checked with a multi meter and it shows everything is good what do I change first.

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The most common cause of heater failure is the thermal cutout/thermal fuse/temperature cutout(any of a dozen names for the same thing from different manufacturers) a device on the exhaust ducting near the fan housing. on over temperature, when the air temperature is hotter than the normal range set by the thermostats, these units melt out,
they are not resettable, they are replaced, ~$8 each, except where manufacturers are gouging
they look usually like this heating - 2543d18.jpg or this conduction good, open circuit fail
common to many dryer models the local parts guy will have them to suit, even if they are labelled with a different make or model

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