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My electric dryer won't heat. I replaced the heating element and the thermostat, but still nothing.

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Most dryers have a thermal fuse, which burns out when the dryer overheats, in which case the dryer will either not run at all or stop heating. The fuse is usually located on the vent duct, inside the dryer. A blown fuse will show no continuity when measured with a meter. Before replacing the fuse, make sure the blower wheel is not broken or clogged, and there is nothing blocking the venting.


There is, also, a safety switch on the motor to insure that the element will not come on unless the motor is running. It is normally open when the motor is idle/not running, and closes when the motor runs. In order to check with an ohm meter, remove the two large wires on the motor switch and make them electrically safe by Taping them. Plug the dryer in and start the motor. Check continuity across the terminals on the motor switch you removed the heavy wires from. If it is ok you should read continuity, but if not, the switch should be replaced(Centrifugal switch). Remember that the smaller wires in a dryer carry the 120V and the large wires carry 240V. There is no voltage on these two terminals with wires removed. It is ok to test with your ohm meter.

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