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My Maytag dryer heating element does not come on-I have checked continuity on the element and it is good, though I have checked continuity on the Hi limit thermostat and do not have continuity when the unit is not turned on. Should I have continuity on that thermostat while the dryer is not on?

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Yes,whatever part you are checking you have to remove at least one of the wires.if the high limit is bad most likely the dryer is filled with lint.you have to clean out the duct that the lint filter slides into,vac out the cabinet where the motor is and if the vent line is long blow it out with a leaf blower.remove the vent line from the back of the dryer make sure the outside vent is clear and blow the lint outside,just stick the leaf blower in the vent line and blow it out.if you don't do this you'll just keep blowing the high limit,it's a safety for when the dryer is running to hot.next time send the model number

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