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Dryer not heating...tumbles and blows OK - is 2 30 amp fuses enough

So I've done research on how dryers work, how to test, etc.  The dryer will tumble, but will not heat. I went straight to the heating element. It passes continuity test, so I looked at it live. The element actually has 240V across it, but still is not heating.  If it has continuity and voltage across it, why won't it heat? I just moved from one house to another, the dryer was working perfectly. the new house had to have electric run cause it had a gas dryer before, now it won't heat. what does it take to run a dryer they put in 2 - 30 amp breakers is that enough

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ELEMENT IS BAD NEED TO HAVE A SERVICE TECH REPLACE THE HEATING ELEMENT

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Y'ou are zeroing in on your problem. Read the info below and hopefully you will have your answer:
If your dryer doesn't heat, check these:

Power from the house
Heating element
Thermal fuse
Wiring
Power from the house Check to see whether there's power getting to the dryer. Is it plugged in? Check for blown fuses or tripped circuit breakers--your dryer uses two fuses or circuit breakers. The dryer could tumble but not heat if only one of the two fuses is blown. If you have circuit breakers, one of the two circuit breakers can trip, even if the two for the dryer are connected.

Heating element Often a dryer heating element burns out, but doesn't trip the circuit breaker or blow a fuse. The heating element is simply a long coil of special wire. You can check it for continuity with an ohm meter. No continuity means the element is bad and you need to replace it--electric heating elements aren't repairable.

Thermal fuse On many dryers, there's a thermal fuse mounted to the exhaust duct inside the back cover panel. The fuse--which is about an inch long--is usually embedded in black resin and mounted in a white plastic housing. If the fuse has blown, you need to replace it. (You can't re-set it.)

Wiring A common problem is for the main wiring connection from the house, at the dryer, to burn and break its connection. Because the dryer can still tumble with partial power, the connection may be only partially defective. You may need to replace both the power cord to the dryer and the terminal block inside the dryer that the wire is attached to.

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