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Whirpool twin thin no heat

Dryer cycles but gets no heat. where is heating element and/or fuse located.
I don't have model #. Unit is at another location

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Make sure you have 220 volts first at dryer. Heating element is on back of dryer. You'll need a test meter to see what's wrong unless you can see broken wire in element itself. Thanks, please leave feedback or contact me again for more info if you need it.

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  • JEFF SIEGEL Nov 29, 2008

    Make sure you have 220 volts first at dryer. Heating element is on back of dryer. You'll need a test meter to see what's wrong unless you can see broken wire in element itself. Thanks, please leave feedback or contact me again for more info if you need it.

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