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Just got the unit from a friend and had to change the plugs from four to three and it turns on but there is no heat. the dryer is less than a year old and worked three days ago.

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The only difference is the 4 prong has a ground wire,if you put the white in the middle,the red where it was before on one side and the black on the other side it should work.check the back of the dryer to make sure you have the correct voltage,with a meter set on volts,touch the white and red wire and you should have 110,then touch the white and black and you should have 110.if not you have a problem with a fuse in the house.one fuse runs the dryer and another is for heat but if you have 220 or 240 in the back of dryer something is blown in the dryer.you'll need to check out the thermostats and the heater in the dryer.let me know what you find.your vent line could be clogged with lint and popped the high limit thermostat on the heater box

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