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No heat dryer was taking a long time to dry so my fiance' took off the power cord to hook up to another dryer (used) and it sparked. He then hooked it up to original dryer and the drum will move and there is air but now it won't heat up at all. I did remove all the lint inside that was built up. Could it be possible that the power cord shorted out? I have already checked breakers and they are ok. I was told that it is probably the thermostat. HELP!

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  • chramian Oct 16, 2008

    ok what do I use to determine that, some special gauge? What is it called, where can I get one and how do I use it?

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You need to verify that you have 230 volts to the dryer's terminal block, 115 on each "leg" and a proper neutral. Once that's done we can go on diagnosing the problem

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