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Heater eliminte comes on when you turn the timer and before turning on the dryer unit ??

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The heating element coil is most likely touching the grounded metal enclosure and running on 120 volts. It's a potentially dangerous situation! You will need to replace the coil ASAP.

Posted on Oct 27, 2012

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The heating element could be grounded. I would unplug the dryer and inspect the element to see if its touching metal.

Posted on Oct 27, 2012

Testimonial: "George Thank you for your help. You where correct . After looking into more I found one of the ceramic brackets broke and the element sticking against the metal. Thanks again, Rick"

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