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Kenmore d433 not heating

I have a kenmore d433 that is not heating. I have pulled the back cover, checked that 240 is coming into the dryer, now what I'm not sure about is this..... I'm only getting a 120 volt reading at the heat element (with dryer off), I have not tried it with the dryer on. The other thing that seems strange to me is that there is 120 at the element even when the dryer is off, but I think the dial was not on off though if that would make a difference. 
Any suggestions please?
Thank you Dave

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I you are reading a voltage across the element I would expect that meant that the element had going open circuit. dryer elements should have continuity through them and thus you shouldn't read a potential voltage across them. Especially while it's off.

If the heating element is getting supplied voltage, even when it's off, that may have cause the element to cook itself.

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