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Replaced element now it will not start model # dhsr333 ge dryer

My dryer stoped working... so i found the element broke.. replaced it.. hooked everything back up.. what safety switches are on this thing.. i am very good with a meter if you could give me a place to start.. or send a diagram..

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Frigidaire – built (Frig, Westinghouse, Tappan, Gibson, Kelvinator): most newer models tuck theirs above the large round element ‘pan’ behind the drum. There’re often tight ones to get to, but if you pop the cabinet top (a putty knife pushed into the front, on each side, releases the top clips) and swing it up out of the way, you’ll see it back there, next to the safety tstat. It’s the smaller round device, and its wire terminals are usually the smaller 3/16 inch ones.

GE/Hotpoint: Pre ‘Profile’ models mounted their thermal in the same basic location as Frigidaire.

One final note on these: if you find your thermal fuse (or element) open, before replacing it, be sure to check the airflow out your dryer’s vent system. Even though these devices do ‘wear out’ with age, poor airflow’s the #1 cause of failure of these devices, and if your vent’s partially clogged, a new thermal won’t last very long, but will do its job again, and leave you ’cold’ (a new element won't last long if the vent's clogged, either).

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