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Dryer runs but no heat. cleaned lint out of back of dryer and vent. looks new and still no heat for whirlpool duet electonic electric dryer

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Ohm the heating element for continuity but the problem probably
is a small football looking fuse on the left bottom.
There is a thermal cutoff at the top of the element case with 2 wires
Hook these two wires together for a check or ohm it for continuity. Same with the fuse. The dryer should run. unless it is a more tech problem.Also check for 230 volt at the wall and at the service cord at the dryer. A dryer will run on 115 but it will not heat.
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