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Light turns on, but no heating.

I have the same problem, and took the unit apart. Tested the fusible link and there's no continuity. I don't see any identifying marks for the temperature ratings of the fusible link and I'm not familiar with fusible links. It has a red plastic tip to it. Does this indicate temperature rating? I also can't find any sites that indicate or sell the part.

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Pull apart again. you will see leads insulated with cloth-like insulation. feel for a bulge or two - usually a fuse is hidden in one of those insulations. Find it test it for continuity. If flown, cut it out, replace or just short out that connection.

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