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The water isnt heated up.
I have replaced the themostat - but to no avail.
I have used an ohmmeter to check the thermostat and both of the heaters near to it -both are closed circuit which means they probably work - any more ideas.
have you also a circuit diagram as it could be a broken wire somewhere.

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Bill

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The wahs heater is at the front of your washer you will have to take the front off to get to it. Heaters are common problems.

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