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Dryer will not heat

I have replaced the heating element and all three termoststes and the dryer still will not heat. The first time I replaced the heating element it worked for about three weeks then it stoped heating again. Then I replaced the heating element again still would not heat and then I replaced all the termostates. The dryer still will not heat.

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  • Paulo May 11, 2010

    Did you check the fuse panel or reset the breaker? (reset the breaker even if it looks like it's not tripped)

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Check to make sure you have 240V at the outlet. If you do, check the continuity of the element and thermostats. If still no heat, it could be the temperature setting switch, the timer or the motor.
Good luck!

Posted on Feb 21, 2009

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