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No Heat The dryer turns on but there's no heat. Would that be the element and how would I verify it.

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Get an el cheapo ohm meter. Set it on the green ohms setting so that when you touch the the 2 leads together the needle goes over to the right. That means you have continuity or a complete circuit. Unplug the appliance. Remember this: always take one wire off any item you want to check for continuity so that you will not get a false reading. Any item you find open will be the culprit. Start with the heating element. then go for the hi limit mounted on the top of the heater chamber. If the hi limit is bad but the heater is good you have a blocked vent. If the heater is bad you have a light bulb phenom. All things manmade perish. By finding out first what is gone haywire you save bucks right? We know it is not the fuse because the dryer would not run at all if the fuse was blown because its 2 smaller wires connect in with the door switch. All of the stuff you need to check is mounted on the rear of most dryers, some models have a bottom panel which is held by spring clips. The element is easily replaced in that model.

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When asking for help, you should include the brand and model number to help get a great answer.

In my experience, these are the possible problems in order of how often they happen.

1) Thermal overheat sensor fails. This is a small electrical device that will turn off the heating element if it thinks the dryer is getting too hot. It will have 2 wires connected to it and a silver colored round metal piece that senses the heat. When this part fails, the heater will not turn on. Disconnect the wires from this sensor and verify that it has zero (0) ohms across the two connectors.

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If your dryer runs but doesn't heat, verify that all breakers (or fuses) are fine. If one is blown, the dryer may still operate but not heat.
Another common cause of a dryer failing to heat (or only partially heat) is a faulty element. You will need to replace it.

Good luck and have a nice day.
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