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Kenmore electric dryer won't heat. Continuity is good on heater, sensors, fuse, etc.

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Make sure that you have 230volts at your receptacle. Most dryers will run the motor and controls off of one leg of your 230volt outlet or 120 volts but require 230volts to operate the heating element. As a previous service man I can't tell you how many times people called on a dryer problem when the problem was in a breaker.

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1- Power- Your dryer runs on 220volts. 110 runs the entire dryer and 110 runs just the element. Your breaker may have half tripped. Check to see if you are getting the correct amount of power by using a ohm meter. Also check the power cord for burn marks on the plugin and the cord itself.
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