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THE DRYER IS NOT GETTING HOT EVEN AFTER REPLACING THE COILS. I THOUGHT IT WOULD FIX THE PROBLEM. WHAT NOW?

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Hi

Thanks for using FixYa. Please check the following things that could stop a electric dryer from heating:- house fuse or breaker ( needs two of them ), heating element, burnt wire, thermostat(s), thermal fuse ( not all models ), motor heat switch, timer, selector switch, burnt power cord/plug.
A ohm meter test for these parts is here.

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Posted on Jul 25, 2009

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You have a thermal cut-off . located on the burner box . The box you installed the element . That is probably the part that it bad .

Posted on Jul 25, 2009

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