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Amana dryer heating element

The dryer will run but won't heat. I checked the black thermal cutouts that were suggested on other threads and found continuity (are there only 2?). But when I check for continuity at the heating element I found that there was none. I checked by touching the black wire and the first orange wire coming into the element. But when I tried the second orange wire (after the resistor looking thing) I found continuity. Should there be any? The coils are also showing they're age so I am prepared to by the whole thing if that's the problem. Should I check anything else before I order? Thanks in advance.

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Sounds like it is your element. If you got no continuity, that would be it for sure. Let me know if you need any other assistance.

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