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Dryer won't heat, otherwise functions. we unplugged the dryer and reset the circuit breaker although it did not trip. is there anything else that we can do before we call to have it repaired?

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Most dryers have a thermal fuse, which burns out when the dryer overheats, in which case the dryer will either not run at all or stop heating. The fuse is usually located on the vent duct, inside the dryer. A blown fuse will show no continuity when measured with a meter. Before replacing the fuse, make sure the blower wheel is not broken or clogged, and there is nothing blocking the venting.

Note: It is recommended by most dryer manufacturers to replace a hi-limit thermostat when replacing a thermal fuse.


A burned out heating element will show no continuity when measured with a meter. Replace the element if found defective. It can be tested with a Multimeter.

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