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Changed power cord and grounded wrong wire, how much damage am I looking at here?

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There is really no telling how much damage was done, but hopefully it just blew the thermal fuse. It is located in the rear of the dryer and is usually attached to or near the exhaust duct. Use a multimeter or ohmmeter to check continuity. A lack of continuity will indicate a blown thermal fuse. Really sorry for your trouble and I hope this helped. Best wishes.

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