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Dryer runs but does not heat, checked red reset switch but it did not click when I pushed it. Still has no heat. I vaccumed all lint out of all areas that I could see, no help. How do I get heating element out and where is it and the thermostat? How much do they cost?

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Thanks for using FixYa. From what you have described it seems to be the Thermal fuse that has gone bad. The thermal fuse is mounted to the exhaust duct inside the back cover panel. When this fuse goes bad it should be replaced as it cannot be repaired. Please accept the solution if the issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance.

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