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Dryer will not heat up. Where do I start?It has power,and will run but no heat.

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There are a few fuses in the back of the dryer. All of them should have continuity. To get to them you need to remove the back of the unit. It should have 1/4 inch screws. UNPLUG the unit. disconnect the leads to each thermostat and check to make sure they are not open. While you are back there, check the heating element for continuity also. Once you find the bad one, replace and you're done.

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Most dryers have a thermal fuse, which burns out when the dryer overheats, in which case the dryer will either not run at all or stop heating. The fuse is usually located on the vent duct, inside the dryer. A blown fuse will show no continuity when measured with a meter. Before replacing the fuse, make sure the blower wheel is not broken or clogged, and there is nothing blocking the venting.
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