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HotPoint Dryer where do I locate the heating eliment in my dryer and do I have to take the drum out. The dryer runs but won't heat

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Heating elements in dryers are almost the least likely cause of heating failure, they are solid and have no moving parts, more likely is the thermal cutout, an over temperature fuse that mounts on the element housing
http://www.appliancepartspros.com/partsearch/model.aspx?model_id=219235 part 1233 is the part, and clicking diagram 3 on the left shows how to get to it
can be tested with any multimeter, zero resistance is good, infinity resistance - burned out

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