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Doesnt heat thermostat was replaced and fuse replaced still doesnt heat

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  • Barrett Palumbo
    Barrett Palumbo Dec 30, 2010

    how did you check to see that the fuse was defective, and how did you check to see that the thermostat was defective.

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What is the model number of the dryer? I did not see where you checked the "heating element" on the dryer. Check the element for continuity.

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