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Coffee urn heating element not working

I have a 50 cup coffee urn (not a name brand) and the heating element doesn't work. I've used it only a few times. What should I look for when I open it up to know if the element can be repaired or if it needs to be replaced? Any tips on how to repair this?

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There are 3 or 4 componants inside that could cause the problem.
if you can use an ohm meter, check all of them for continuity.
a switch
overtemp fuse
perk control fuse, or keep warm fuse
element
all should read "short " or almost 0 ohms when the unit is unplugged '

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