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In my experience, these are the possible problems in order of how often they happen.
1) Thermal overheat sensor fails. This is a small electrical device that will turn off the heating element if it thinks the dryer is getting too hot. It will have 2 wires connected to it and a silver colored round metal piece that senses the heat. When this part fails, the heater will not turn on. Disconnect the wires from this sensor and verify that it has zero (0) ohms across the two connectors.
2) Heating element could be burned out. Disconnect the two wires from the heating element and verify that it has a low resistance. Replace it if there is no resistance.
3) The thermostat has failed. There is a part that monitors the heat in the oven and turns the heating element on and off. You test it the same way you test item #1 above.
4) Some dryers have a FLUFF setting where the dryer only blows cold air. The switch that selects the heat settings could be broken. You will need to test this switch by looking at the electrical schematic for the dryer and testing the switch as indicated.
5) The knob on the switch that chooses the heat setting could be pushed onto the shaft in the wrong position so it points to "hot" when it is actually set to "fluff." The simplest way to test this is to choose a heat setting one click, either direction, from the one it is on now. If you get heat, the knob is pointing to the wrong place.
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