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Electric dryer will not heat. lights work, tumbler workds, circuit breakers ok. on correct settings

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Check the heating element of your unit, looked for any burn fuse as well...

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Posted on Jun 07, 2008

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Either the element is broken or one of two things is wrong.. there is normally 2 things that also shut off the element.. ones a fuse and the other is a thermal overload.. do you get any heat at all?? or maybe only for a short time? then nothing.. or nothing ever?..

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