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Hoover TC650 Tumble Dryer will not heat up

The dryer tumbles but will not heat up my husband has checked the connectors to the heating element and there is only 12 volts being fed to it, does anyone know if this is correct. I have told him to buy a new element for it, but he says it is a waste of money if there is not enough power going to it, he thinks it should be 240

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Hello,
Not all that familiar with the Hoover Dryer line but in general if you have 12 volts being fed to the heater element.. you identified why it isn't heating .. Your husband is correct in that heater power should be line voltage.. You may have a non-resettable thermal fuse that has opened or a relay that feeds power to the heater is not being commanded to turn on by the logic on the control board. If your husband is handy and technically competent, he should verify that there is 220VAC at the input termnal block of the dryer itself ( carefully) to make sure you don't have one phase missing.. Those are the chief suspects... not sure that helped you but you now have a few ideas where to look...
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Rick

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