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My 970-c85092 dryer only runs cold air. I'd like

My 970-c85092 dryer only runs cold air. I'd like to check the fuse, where is it located? If it's not the thermal fuse, what could it be? It's only 3 years old. Have already checked the breaker.

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Not likely a fuse. check the heating element for a break. the thermal fuse will shut the dryer down completley. could be you need an upgraded thermostat kit for the heater assy.

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