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Dryer won't heat?

I have a whirlpool dryer model # WED5840SW0. It wont heat up. i have tested the voltage, it checks, replaced the heating element, the internal bias thermostat and the high limit thermostat and still no heat!! i check the fuse and it works. i am at a loss!! please help!!!

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Make sure your electrical connections are correct.
Check the voltage to the dryer element and make sure you are getting 220 volts.
Otherwise I am at a loss also...good luck
I hope this helps

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    Proper Voltage

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