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Dryer not heating

My dryer is not heating but everything else seems to work. Should I assume it's the heating element? Are there other parts I should check?

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The issue, your heating circuit inside the dryer is not getting power.

1. Can be heating element

2. Can be a safety switch such as thermal fuse, high limit thermostat, Thermal cut off

3. Can be temperature sensor thermistor or even main control thermostat.

4. Can be your Control board not giving power to the heating cycle

Posted on Apr 25, 2015

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Thank you for your inquiry, friend!

Based off the information you have provided your Frigidaire dryer is not heating. This could be a potential issue with your heating element, timer, or thermostat. In order to accurately check each part you would need to disassemble your dryer and test each piece for the proper continuity. This is not a simple DIY job and I would highly suggest contacting a professional technician comes out for proper diagnosis and repair. Best of luck! -Matt

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