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I put my clothes in the dryer and left for work, when I came home it was still running so I shut it off and opened the door. The clothes were dry but there was no heat. I tried the dryer today and there's no heat. What could be wrong with my dryer?

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Bad heater element, hi limit thermostat, or one phase of the 240V supply is bad.

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