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New heating element not working

The dryer recently stopped blowing out hot air. I thought it was the heating elemet. I replaced it, but it still does not work. Could I have hooked it up incorrectly, or can another part of the dryer cause it not to heat up?

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You should check to see if the "high limit switch is burned out. Some models/Brands have 2. It should be on the outside casing of the heating element.

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