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Dryer won't heat

I have a kenmore elite dryer model 110 63032 101 and need to remove the panel to see if I need a new thermal fuse or heating element since it won't dry, but can't get the back panel off

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The back panel doesn't come off for service!!! Most heating and control components are available behind the kick panel below the main dryer door..
With electric dryers my normal train of thought in diagnostics is to start with source of power. Do I have 220 volts available at the terminal board where the electric cord is connected??? Quite often I find a blown fuse, etc to cause it to stop heating as the motor will run fine on 120 volts as thats all it requires, but the unit will not heat with out 220 volts to the element..
best of luck, and have fun,
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