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Put in a new heating element,no hot air

Parents gave us a neptune, saying it worked fine, tryed it and clothes never dryed, installed a new heating element but still is not blowing any hot air??

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Now that you replace the heater you should be able to check the thermal fuse and possibly the high limit thermostat. both mounted right by the heater assy, if open(no continuity) on either of them yo will get no heat. also first check your incoming power. you MUST have installed on rear into the terminal block and-in this order(black and red can be switched but white MUST be in middle. RED(110v), WHITE(nuetral), BLACK(110v). black to white 110v, red to white 110v, and then black to red should measure at least 220,

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