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Check the thermistor/thermostats....that could be your problem.
Good luck,
I hope this helps

Posted on Oct 07, 2009

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As the element ages, the coil becomes brittle and can often break. When a breakage occurs, the circuit is no longer complete and will not produce heat.

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