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Dryer doesn't work

I ordered a new element and installed it and it still does't work.... Element doesn't heat up. Do I have it wired wrong or is ther a fuse?

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Putzer, I give you credit, this is not the easiest job on this model. If this is a 417 model, on the housing where the element sits inside you have a high limit thermal fuse and control thermostat. According to the diagram I have the high limit should have a black and orange/black wire coming from it. These diagrams can be wrong however. Remove the wires from it and test it with a meter, should show continuity. If it is open, no heat. back.

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