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Dryer works but only on medium heat. which element is bad?

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You could either have 1/2 of the element out(check with ohmmeter) missing one leg of your 240 volts input if dryer uses 240 for operation or an input power wire ib burned off somewhere inside unit, check the "NEUTRAL" connection at the heating element center point, it carries the current im-balance and is subject to a lot of heat from element case

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