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Dryer is not heating..I checked the thermal fuse with ohmeter...its reading thats fuse is ok...what next?

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First thing to check is the main power at the terminal block and make sure there is enough power at the block.
there are several thermal fuse in the machine that also need to be checked as well as the continuity on the element itself.if you find the one that has not got any continuity then there is the part you need to replace.

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You have 2 thermal fuse and check the elmement in ohmeter its 10 ohm ?

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