Question about Dryers
Your heating element has most likely burnt out, although it could be just a wiring fault.
If you have a resistance tester (multimeter) and you can get access to the element, you can check this very easily. Simply put the test probes onto the live and neutral terminals on the element (With the power OFF) and you should get a resistance reading of 0 (zero) ohms. If you get a reading of 1, you have an open-circuit, meaning the element is burnt out.
They are fairly simple to replace if you're a reasonably competent DIY'er with basic electrical knowlege. Universal elements are often available far cheaper than the specific OEM part and work just as well . . . in my opinion.
If you can post the model of your dryer and location, I may be able to find a supplier for you.
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Posted on Oct 14, 2010
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